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First-ever beatification in Ireland

Blessed John Sullivan SJ

The first ever beatification in Ireland, that of Father John Sullivan SJ (1861 – 1933), took place on Saturday during the celebration of Mass in Saint Francis Xavier Church on Gardiner Street in Dublin.

The principal celebrant and homilist was Cardinal Angelo Amato, Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, and he was assisted by the Primate of Ireland Archbishop Diarmu...

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