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HIS EXCELLENCY ARCHBISHOP CHARLES J BROWN , PAPAL NUNCIO TO IRELAND HAS AGREED TO OFFICIALLY OPEN and 'BLESS' "CHÂTEAU de NOEL" ON SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 14th @ 4pm.
Guard of honour for his arrival will be provided by 12 Swiss guards.(Kindly arranged by Fr Hugh P Kennedy, a former chaplain to the the Swiss Guards in the Vatican )
Music will be provided by the Scola cantorum of St Peter's Cathedral, Belfast. (Accompagnato organo)
Archbishop Brown has also agreed to speak to the assembled guests in the "Versailles Suite" @ 5pm.
He will speak on the following topics:
"The role of poverty in the life of a Diocesan Priest" (and Bishop)
" Celibacy, for the kingdom of God, an act of renunciation by the Priest"
NB Archbishop Brown will deliver these talks in French.(official language of diplomacy) and simultaneous translation will be provided by Fr Paul Fleming.
After the talks, there will be a collection taken up for the needy of the diocese.
6.30pm Aperitivi will be served in the extensive gardens, prior to the State Banquet in the Luxembourg Suite.