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Writer uncomfortable seeing unity in Gaelic

In the week which saw the collapse of the political talks at Stormont, due to the failure of the DUP to come to terms with the importance of the Irish language to many of their neighbours in the north, it was depressing to read Nelson McCausland's negative remarks (Comment, November 2) about the recent documentary to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.

I just think it's sad, when Christians of goodwill everywhere will join in the celebration of Martin Luther's monumental role in the history of Christianity, that Mr McCausland could not have taken a more generous view of this programme.

Could it be that what really got up the author's nose was the sight and sound of Protestants praying in the Gaelic language, with it's underlying message that no one group has a monopoly on either truth, or language?


Hollywood, Co Wicklow

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