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Offline walbren

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Religious Cross
« on: Sunday 15 July 18 14:11 BST (UK) »
Can anyone help me identify what was the reason for presenting this cross (see photo attached) to my grandfather John Brennan.  It is in a presentation box.
The inscription reads:- "Presented to John Brennan By Pope Pius XI. 1929"
I'm assuming that it has something to do with the Eucharistic Congress in Ireland that year.  Many thanks.

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Re: Religious Cross
« Reply #1 on: Sunday 15 July 18 15:24 BST (UK) »
I canít see anything about the Congress, but the Vatican City became a sovereign state in Feb 1929,possible connection ?

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Re: Religious Cross
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 15 July 18 16:26 BST (UK) »
The Eucharistic Congress in Ireland was in 1932. http://www.rootschat.com/links/01md4/

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Re: Religious Cross
« Reply #3 on: Monday 16 July 18 11:24 BST (UK) »
Thanks mazi and stanmapstone for the replies and correct date of the Congress.  Will follow-up the Vatican lead.