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Pope still undecided on 2012 Dublin visit

The Pope has still not decided if he will come to Dublin in 2012 to preside at a major international gathering.

Pope Benedict met yesterday morning at the Vatican with Archbishop Diarmuid Martin and members of the organising committee of the 50th Eucharistic Congress, which will be held in Ireland in summer 2012.

Afterwards a spokesperson for Archbishop Martin said no indication was given by Pope Benedict if he intends to travel to Dublin in June 2012.

Addressing the delegation, Pope Benedict expressed his hope that the preparations in Ireland for the International Eucharistic Congress would help with the renewal of the Irish Church in the wake of the clerical child abuse scandals which damaged its credibility.

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