Wednesday, September 29, 2010

AUSTRALIA: GILLARD AND ABBOTT SEND DELEGATIONS TO VATICAN FOR CANONISATION

Cath News report:
The Federal Government and Opposition have agreed on sending a delegation to Rome for Mary MacKillop's canonisation - led by former PM Kevin Rudd, and including a Labor senator, and a Coalition MP and senator.
The Australian calls it "another miracle in the name of Mary MacKillop" that both leaders have set aside differences on the matter of overseas travel.
The report said that Prime Minister Julia Gillard's office said there "were no plans" for her to go to Rome on October 17, which is the day before parliament resumes.
A spokeswoman for Mr Abbott said the Liberal leader - who told his partyroom yesterday he intended to be in parliament for all votes - was not going to Rome but the delegation would have a Coalition representative.

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