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Clairvoyant and self-professed visionary Joe Coleman with Maura Martin in Knock on Saturday, ahead of his predicted apparition of
the Virgin Mary.

Clairvoyant and self-professed visionary Joe Coleman with Maura Martin in Knock on Saturday, ahead of his predicted apparition of the Virgin Mary.

Clairvoyant and self-professed visionary Joe Coleman with Maura Martin in Knock on Saturday, ahead of his predicted apparition of the Virgin Mary.

IT was an edifying spectacle of religious piety that is rare these days even in 'post-Catholic' Ireland.

Up to 7,000 people willingly squeezed together like spiritual sardines in the packed pews and jammed aisles of the spectacular Basilica to Our Lady of Knock in Co Mayo on Saturday afternoon, the last day of a wet October.


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