Show respect for the Pope
■ As someone who has written into any forthcoming death notice regarding little old me, I specifically mention: “No priests – no prayers – no problem.”
This is not to infer I am anti-Catholic or against all religion, it is just not for me. The simple name is atheist.
The mention here is in the hope the Pope’s visit will be conducted in a country mature enough to observe good manners and courtesy.
To those who wish to portray a “new Ireland” with a form of loud ‘dances with wolves’ protest comprising possibly colourful artistes and assorted groups who might wish to behave in the most disrespectful way possible, think again before you disgrace the thoughtful citizens who are believers in religion and are decent people who ought not be hurt by tyrannical minority antics which have become very frightening in recent times. Most will be too young to really know what they represent or believe in, yet take time out to be rational and cut His Nibs some slack.
Feel free to chuckle at his own garb, but leave the poison inside your own four walls. Welcome, Francis. Robert Sullivan Bantry, Co Cork