Fr. Alex Reid has been on the receiving end of many jibes by Slugger contributors in the past, but his involvement over many years in helping to bring the British government and Irish republicans into dialogue and ultimately out of conflict can’t be questioned. Therefore, his involvement in the process of encouraging ETA to publicly declare an end to their armed campaign will come as no surprise to many people and perhaps may even lead his detractors to acknowledge his credentials as a peacemaker- though, somehow, I doubt it…
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