I AM SURE most Irish readers read with some surprise in Charterhouse on March 8 that Archbishop Bruno Heim is celebrating his third anniversary of his appointment as the Holy Sec's first apostolic Pro Nuncio to Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
As far as I am aware the Holy See has for. centuries past appointed its Delegate to the ancient Catholic nation of Ireland, currently Archbishop Alibrandi in Dublin, and the enforced partition of that country in 1920 by Britain did not lead to any ecclesiastical partition. Thus the cardinal in Armagh and the delegate in Dublin have as their province the historic, undivided island of Ireland.
If Charterhouse has any information to the contrary perhaps he could enlighten us.
Theresa Hynes 61 Castlebar Park, Ealing W5