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Friday 24 February 2017

RTÉ ringing the changes on Angelus

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Atheist Ireland, which stands for the separation of church and State, said the Angelus amounts to the
Atheist Ireland, which stands for the separation of church and State, said the Angelus amounts to the "facilitation of Catholic pre-evangelisation"

For whom the bell tolls? That was the innocuous question RTÉ put to people of all faiths and none.

The national broadcaster is seeking to update the Angelus, which has been ringing down the airwaves since 1950.

But it seems the 18 peals that once signalled a call to prayer, and now in a more secular age are said to denote a pause for reflection, are not necessarily seen as a blessing by all.

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