Irish Easter message shown up by British

Irish Easter message shown up by British UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

The Easter messaging from the Irish Government has come under fire after Boris Johnson’s strongly-worded statement.

“Let’s not lose sight of the fact that this is Christianity’s most important festival,” the British prime minister said, continuing, “And that, while churches are open, the ongoing coronavirus restrictions mean that once again, it won’t be possible for many Christians to mark Easter in the way they would like.”

If there’s one thing British Christians have shown in the past year, Mr Johnson said, it’s that “Jesus Christ is ‘the way, and the truth and the life’ not just today, but every day”.

Mr Johnson commented on the fact that Jesus’ teachings and the message of his death and resurrection “permeate through every aspect of daily life”.

Some commentators have drawn a contrast between this messaging and Taoiseach Michéal Martin’s declaration that Easter is a time for “reflection” and “renewal”, which has been perceived by some as not going far enough.