Blessed by the Pope and Al Green

A Derry Presbyterian by birth and upbringing, Ian Starrett remembers those few days back at the end of September 1979, when as part of the Irish press pack he spent some pleasant times in the company of the late Pope. More recently, he visited Memphis Tennessee.

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