I read with interest that the First Minister and leader of the DUP has declared that he would meet the Pope, should he visit Northern Ireland. (BT 14 April)
I wonder where this places him and his party in relation to the Orange Order which has already declared in 2010:
“We therefore call on all the citizens of the United Kingdom, and especially members of the Loyal Orange Institution, to demonstrate their opposition to the Pope’s visit to England and Scotland, and to oppose any future invitation to visit Northern Ireland”.
Brian Kennaway (Rev)
Author: The Orange Order: A Tradition Betrayed
This letter appeared in the Belfast Telegraph on 17th April 2014