A group describing themselves as Saint Patrick’s Faithful have held a public procession in Dublin city centre calling for an end to what they said amounts to a ban on public worship.
They say they represent a growing number of Mass goers who are becoming increasingly frustrated with the lockdown measures which the government is imposing in response to Covid-19. The organisers said the event was a “religious procession” and an opportunity for “the faithful to take part in an act of Public Worship which has been denied to them since restrictions were placed on attendance at Mass at Christmas”.
We want to show and remind people that Christianity is a religion of courage and of hope,” the St Patrick’s Faithful group said. “Openly professing our Faith in public is an essential part of our faith.”