Pope Francis has spoken out over the controversial cancellation of the Garth Brooks concerts and has agreed to meet those victims who have been affected by the recent tragedy.
Up until now the church’s stance on the issue had not been known or made clear. Many ticket holders had criticized the church for not doing more sooner to support the victims and say that this move by Pope Francis is too little too late.
In a statement released The Vatican Press office said:
“Today, the 8th of July 2014, His Holiness Pope Francis has offered his deepest condolences and his blessings to those affected by the cancellations of the Garth Brooks concerts in Ireland. His Holiness is offering to meet the victims directly, to help them find peace with the issue and begin to make amends.”
The Pope is keen on meeting all those who were affected and will be holding a mass, over 5 days in Croke Park, beginning on Friday July 25th, as the date has recently become available.
There should be no legal challenges from local residents, as the huge event will in fact be billed as a mass and not a concert, hence not breaching any prior agreements.
It is also been confirmed that the musical hymns at the mass will in fact be provided by Garth Brooks himself, as he wishes to apologies directly for the disastrous situation and as it is a religious ceremony, he won’t have to pay tax on any of his earnings.
More details as we get them.