Midlands North West European Election candidate Senator Ronan Mullen has called on the local authorities in the region to consider naming a road in each county after Saint John Paul II.
Speaking after the canonisation of Pope John Paul II, Senator Mullen said, “It was a momentous moment in Irish history in 1979 when Pope John Paul II became the first Pope to visit Ireland. His visit which included a visit to Offaly deserves to be commemorated. ”
Senator Mullen said, “The Papal visit of Saint John Paul II is something we should be proud to celebrate and remember.”
“On Sunday, we were privileged to see John Paul II canonised along with Saint John XXIII in Rome. Given this unique occasion, Saint John Paul’s visit to Ireland should be marked in some appropriate way. One way the Saint’s visit to Ireland could be permanently commemorated would be for Offaly County Council, to name or rename a street after Saint John Paul ”, Senator Mullen concluded.