Alliance criticises Paisley comments on Pope’s visit

Alliance Party Chair Stewart Dickson has criticised Ian Paisley’s comments about the Pope’s visit to Britain saying they are deeply unhelpful. Ian Paisley has said that it was a “mistake” to invite Pope Benedict XVI to Britain.

Carrickfergus Councillor Stewart Dickson said: “This is a very sensitive issue. Ian Paisley’s comments are deeply unhelpful and I am extremely annoyed at them.

“We are trying to build a shared future in Northern Ireland and people need to examine what they say and think about how their comments will be viewed particularly around the world. Politicians must show leadership and assist in bringing the community together.”


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