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Cardinal to facilitate McCann family's presence at audience with the Pope

posted on 28 May 2007

The President of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor, is to facilitate the presence of the family of Madeleine McCann at an audience with Pope Benedict XVI as soon as is feasible.

A spokesperson for Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O'Connor said:

'The Cardinal is conscious of the prayers of the entire Catholic community in this country for the McCann family at this distressing time.

' Having spoken to Dr Gerry McCann, the Cardinal is facilitating the presence of the McCanns at an audience with the Holy Father as soon as is feasible.

'The Cardinal also assured Dr McCann of his prayers for the safe release of Madeleine and for the rest of the family.'


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posted on 28 May 2007

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