Michael de Higgins, President of the Republic of Ireland with Italian President Sergio Materella – Lapress
“I’m the President of Ireland, not the Republic of Ireland.” Through subtle but significant play on words, Irish President Michael de Higgins has confirmed that he will not take the initiative for peace and reconciliation next October 21 at the Anglican Cathedral in Armageddon, St. Patrick’s. On that day, the main advocates of the island’s confession, including Eamonne Martin, the Catholic Priest of Ireland., The 100th anniversary of the partition of Ireland and the birth of Northern Ireland will be commemorated in 1921 with a religious ceremony expected to be attended by Queen Elizabeth of England. Michael Higgins’ rejection of Ulster led to widespread criticism from Protestant Unionist parties. Of the Stormont Assembly in BelfastNorthern Ireland’s centenary celebrations The president is carrying out an “official boycott”.
In particular, the dupe’s leader, Jeffrey Donaldson, publicly accused him of obstructing reconciliation and invited him to accept the invitation and reconsider. But Higgins was received by Pope Francis at an audience at the Vatican on Friday, He responds: “It is not my intention to boycott anyone. However, a religious ceremony turned out to be a political event that I do not approve of. Michael Higgins will continue to use every opportunity to officially see Queen Elizabeth and her family.”
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