The Southern Cross
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The Southern Cross is an Argentine newspaper founded on January 16, 1875 by Patrick Joseph Dillon (1842-1889), a Roman Catholic priest, editor and politician, born in Tuam, east Co. Galway, Ireland. Fr. Dillon was appointed a deputy for Buenos Aires Province and president of the Presidential Affairs Commission amongst other positions. He was one of the legislators who proposed Buenos Aires as the federal capital.The Southern Crosswas the first entirely Catholic English language publication published in Buenos Aires and continues in print to this day on a monthly basis. A downloadable version can be obtain at The Southern Cross'' website.
The paper publishes a beginners guide to the Irish language, helping Irish Argentines keep in touch with their cultural heritage.
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