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Hozier Will Perform At The Solidarity Rally For Clerical Abuse Victims During The Papal Mass

By Kiara Keane

August 23, 2018 at 9:09am


Thousands of people are expected to attend a ‘Stand 4 Truth’ rally in support of those “who have been harmed or abused by the Catholic Church”.

The Pope’s visit has been met with serious backlash by clerical abuse victims and their supporters, while many are also outraged by the fact the city will essentially be on lockdown during his stay.

Organised by Executive Director of Amnesty Ireland and abuse survivor Colm O’Gorman, the rally will take place Garden of Remembrance in Parnell Square on Sunday at 3pm – the same time as the papal mass.

Hozier will be joining artists including Liam Ó’Maonlaí and Róisín O from the band Thanks Brother in performing on the day, along with spoken word performances from poet Sarah Clancy and Grace Dyas.

More than 8,000 people have already said they are interested in or attending the march via the event’s Facebook page.

Organiser Colm O’Gorman wrote:

‘It seems that this visit will largely ignore the need to honestly acknowledge and respond to the very grave harm caused to many people by the actions and failings of the institutions of Roman Catholic Church. Grave harm that has reverberated across generations, and that touches every person in Ireland in some way.’

He added: ‘Stand with us. In solidarity, for truth, for justice and for love. We are a different Ireland.’

READ MORE: Dublin City Council Announces Lengthy List Of Road Closures For Papal Visit


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