Belfast Telegraph

Monday 30 March 2015

Charging £1 for candles is unfair on OAPs

I must say I got a shock this morning when I went to light a candle at Saint Paul's church on the Falls Road.

I saw a notice in front of the altar, stating that the cost of a candle was £1. I wonder who made this decision, as the main people who light candles are senior citizens.

Does the person who made this decision realise that senior citizens live on pensions? This is a 100% rise from the last time I was in Saint Paul's.

My advice to the people of Saint Paul's is to shop around to light your candles. We have the same God in all our churches and He does not put a price on prayer.

Whoever made this decision should listen to our Holy Father Pope Francis's reference to humility and the poor.



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