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Irish government barred military from involvement in Eucharistic Congress

Catholic World News - July 16, 2012

Irish defense minister Alan Shatter refused to allow the army to play any official part in the Eucharistic Congress that was held in Dublin in June, the Irish Catholic has revealed.

Organizers of the Eucharistic Congress had asked for a military honor guard to take part in a procession through the city. Although similar requests have been routinely granted in the past, this year the government turned down the proposal.

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