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Monday, 27 September 2010

John Paul II Consoles 2 Cardiff City Supporters in Ninian Park


It was only when I started to support City that I found out that the Pope had come to Cardiff in 1982. The supporters were still singing fondly about his visit many years later and may still be for all I know, sadly due to some of the language the song is unprintable.

In the photo the Holy Father is consoling two City supporters, after predicting that Ninian Park would be pulled down before a Pope would visit Britain again. And so it was, Cardiff now have a new stadium across the road and houses now stand where Ninian Park once stood!

Pope Benedict XVI was so saddened by this move that he chose not to visit Wales and thus just went to Britain instead of Great Britain. But to show what a hard core Cardiff City supporter he is, he started his trip in Scotland on the Feast of Saint Ninian!

1 comment:

Gareth Hurley Blog said...

Ah yes - as I recall Swansea City went to Rome to see the Pope and he gave them a special message, viz. he was a Cardiff City fan, and the team were sporting dynamite. Or words to that effect.