IRELAND: A New Effort for the North

And a warning to the U.S. from Prime Minister Lynch

Six weeks ago, on his trip to Ireland, Pope John Paul II made an impassioned supplication: "On my knees I beg you to turn away from the paths of violence." The Pope's plea did not reach those who needed it most. Protestant paramilitary groups in the North had already vowed vengeance in the wake of August's Bloody Monday, when Lord Mountbatten and three of his party were killed and 18 British troops massacred.

And the Provisional Irish Republican Army, ostensible champions of Northern Ireland's Roman Catholic minority, rejected the Pontiffs appeal...

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