Wednesday 13 December 2017

Lise Hand: Bishop weeps as he laments the suffering of little children

Lise Hand

Lise Hand

Given the sporting week that's in it, an apt description of the event taking place in the RDS is that it's a Congress of two halves.

On one hand, every day finds groups of pilgrims singing hymns while gathered around picnic tables in the grounds of the Dublin 4 complex, or attending music-filled Masses in the arena.

There is a relaxed, festival feel (albeit a sedate festival largely consisting of senior citizens), as the pilgrims wander in and out of the myriad workshops or browse the maze of stalls.

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