Belfast Telegraph

150 Baha'i members in visit to Stormont

By Alf McCreary

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly Eileen Bell has welcomed members of the Baha'i religious community in Ireland to a special reception in Parliament Buildings for the first time.

The Speaker of the Northern Ireland Assembly Eileen Bell has welcomed members of the Baha'i religious community in Ireland to a special reception in Parliament Buildings for the first time.

Some 150 members toured the Assembly Chamber on Saturday evening and held a short religious service in the Senate Chamber.

Mrs Bell said: "It was a privilege to welcome our visitors."

Alasdair McDonnell, the SDLP MP and MLA, also attended the reception.

Patrick O'Mara, chairman of the Baha'i Council for Northern Ireland, said: "This is an important and historic occasion for our community."

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