Would Queen breach her constitutional oath by meeting the Pope?

Interesting session at the beginning of Sunday Sequence last Sunday, which Will Crawley highlights on his blog… Wallace Thompson suggests the Queen would be in breach of her oath if she met the Pope on his state visit… Evangelicals are a small part of the Ulster population which nevertheless are disproportionately influential with political parties since those that become involved, tend to number amongst the more committed activists… But they also tend to be more narrowly focused when it comes to bringing their religious views to bare on their politics. Will thinks there is no such breach, but it is nevertheless something of a political headache for some of Unionist parties seeking to carry wider provenance in Northern Irish society…

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