The Newry Independent Councillor Gavin Malone has been granted Sainthood status according to the Vatican we can reveal.
The local Councillor and community activist from the Barcroft ghetto was made aware of the move to make him ‘Saint Malone of Newry’ by the Pope in a Skype call this morning.
Saint Malone told Newry Spud:
“Clearly this a great day for myself and the family. I have been awaiting the call to make me a Saint since the day and hour I became involved in community work.
I may have to give up my part-time role as a Milk Tray product ambassador but I will be able to visit the sick and poor and bless them with my blessed hands.”