Media Advisory: for immediate release
First event: Saturday 25 August 2018, 9:45-10:05am
Halfpenny Bridge, Dublin
The Gardai (police) have granted permission for members of We Are Church Ireland and Women’s Ordination Worldwide to offer Pope Francis a special message as he lands in Dublin. We will be on the east side of the Halfpenny Bridge and will raise 50 umbrellas with the words, “Women Priests” and the LGBT rainbow flag. This is a special photo opportunity where we are allowed to gather on the bridge for just 5 minutes at 10am.
Second event: Sunday 26 August 2018, 1:30 - 2:45 pm
Queen Street Bridge, Arran Quay, Dublin
Women’s Ordination Worldwide (WOW) will witness outside the Papal mass for women’s inclusion and ordination in a renewed Catholic Church. We have been issued with a permit to congregate as crowds walk towards Phoenix Park. We aim to draw attention to the absence of women on the altar and encourage mass goers to ask themselves and Church leaders: how long must we tolerate this injustice?
Although WOW secured tickets to the papal mass, after the witness, our group will walk in solidarity with the Stand4Truth activists at the Garden of Remembrance.
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