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Youth worker gains fame through banner

Diocesan youth worker and friends create banners that are seen by millions around the world

By on Friday, 24 September 2010

Niamh Moloney and friends

Niamh Moloney and friends

If prizes were handed out for the wittiest banner in support of the Pope then Niamh Moloney would surely have swept the board.

The Northampton diocesan youth worker and her friends amused millions when television cameras captured them waving banners bearing such slogans as, “We love you Papa more than beans on toast” and “Catholic über alles” at Cofton Park. She also carried a placard saying: “Give it some welly for the Pope in the park” – devised to match her colourful boots.

“We just wanted to make some joyful noise because there was so much negative stuff,” said Miss Moloney, 25.

  • Beansontoast

    Youthworker gains fame? If I were doing it for the fame then it would have been a huge FLOP. I was doing it because we love the Holy Father and everyone needed to hear that.

  • Augustine3421

    And we did hear you! It was a joy to see such support. Keep the faith!

  • pattif

    ” I was doing it because we love the Holy Father and everyone needed to hear that.”

    And it showed – your infectious enthusiasm brought a smile to all our faces and was a fitting response to the joy the Holy Father radiates wherever he goes.

  • Ratbag

    They were well Pope-tastic!