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Flintshire school girl greets Pope

A FLINTSHIRE schoolgirl has returned from Twickenham where she had the opportunity to greet the Pope in Welsh.

Nadia Molinari, a Year 6 pupil of Venerable Edward Morgan RC Primary School in Shotton, met Pope Benedict XVI as part of his state visit to Britain. She also presented the Pontiff with a book about Welsh martyrs.

Sixteen pupils from the school travelled to St Mary’s University College last Friday. They were joined by 16 children from St Mary’s RC Primary School in Flint and other school children from across the UK.

Moira Catherall, headteacher at Venerable Edward Morgan RC Primary School, said: “We had a wonderful visit to Twickenham to see Pope Benedict. We were really proud as a school of Nadia and the way she spoke to the Pope.

“The group of pupils who travelled to the event had a wonderful time and feel very honoured to have been there. It was a ‘once in a lifetime experience’. The pupils who didn’t attend the event watched The Big Assembly in school. They were engrossed in it and waved their papal flags. There was a fantastic atmosphere in school on Friday and a huge cheer went up when Nadia appeared on the screen.”

Nadia added: “It was great fun and very exciting. I liked Pope Benedict. He was nice and he smiled at everyone and waved. I also liked his Popemobile. I was very near it and had a great view. I wish Pope Benedict could come back again.”

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