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Dublin's Archbishop Martin praises courage of chaplains aiding rebels during Easter Rising of 1916

March 18, 2016

Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin paid tribute to the courage of Catholic priests who ministered to the wounded and dying during the Easter Rising of 1916.

At a St. Patrick's Day Mass, the archbishop recalled the bloodshed that occurred at the general post office nearby 100 years ago. He said that rebel leaders "drew courage from their faith to know how to life and face death." He pointed out that even some noted rebels who were estranged from the Church "received the sacraments before their execution." 


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