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Will residents oppose Sunday 1916 parade?

Published 22/07/2015

In our land, where civil and religious freedom is guaranteed, much has been made of the respect owed to St Patrick's church as a place of worship.

The Orange Order chose not to mark its demonstration on July 12, but on the following Monday, in observance of the Sabbath; in adherence to biblical teaching. Can we assume that the Roman Catholic Church and the residents so opposed to the march on July 13 will also oppose any march on Easter Sunday 2016 past any Christian church?

To fail to do so would seem hypocritical and would frame the recent protests of residents' groups and the Catholic Church against Orange demonstrations as "mock horror", or worse nakedly sectarian. Equality, please.


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