Letter: The Omagh legacy
Wednesday 19 August 1998
For years the Irish bishops have made their condemnation of all politically motivated murders crystal-clear, and it is utterly fanciful to suggest that the Pope diverges from this view.
Mr Stevenson also makes the mistake of assuming that the motivating force of militant Republicans is Catholicism, and that they might therefore be influenced by what the Pope says. Catholicism may be their nominal church allegiance, but Republicanism is their religion.
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