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Lise Hand: Cardinal plays saint but he could've been Pope Patrick

Published 16/03/2013 | 05:00

Pope Francis merchandise including rosary beads and prayer cards.
Pope Francis merchandise including rosary beads and prayer cards.

IT was the morning after the election night before, and our own Cardinal Sean Brady was still buzzing like a kid on Christmas morning after all the excitement of his first conclave. He was particularly enthusiastic about the choice of Francis as the moniker of his new boss.

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However, he was stopped in his tracks during the press conference in the Irish College by a question as to what his own choice of papal name would've been, had the Holy Spirit picked the All Ireland Primate for the gig.

"I'd enough to contend with, without thinking about those things!" spluttered Cardinal Sean.

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