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Campaign To Canonise Irish Priest Kicking Off In Westmeath

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If successful, Fr. Doyle would be only the second Irish person made saint in over 600 years.

A campaign to canonise an Irish priest will kick off in Westmeath later this month.

Fr. Willie Doyle was killed while serving as a military chaplain in World War 1 at the age of 44.

Fr. Doyle entered the Jesuit novitiate in Tullabeg, Rahan, in the Diocese of Meath at the age of 18 in 1981.

The cause will formally be opened in the Cathedral of Christ the King in Mullingar on Sunday, November 20th.

If successful, Fr. Doyle would be only the second person to be made a saint in over 600 years, according to the Irish Daily Star.

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