Vatican refuses to intervene in Cobh cathedral argument

The Vatican has refused to intervene in the row over proposals to remodel St Colman’s Cathedral in Cobh.

4th February, 2006

The Vatican has refused to intervene in the row over proposals to remodel St Colman’s Cathedral in Cobh.

Bishop John Magee of Cloyne travelled to Rome two weeks ago to enlist the aid of the curia in pushing through controversial proposals to ‘‘reorder’’ the sanctuary of the Pugin cathedral which dominates Cobh harbour.

But Cardinal Francis Arinze, the Nigerian prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, told Magee that...

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