New law criminalises outdoor confessions

New law criminalises outdoor confessions Fr Paddy McCafferty takes outdoor confession in west Belfast, before restrictions were lifted in the North.
The law introduced last week on religious gatherings has made it illegal even to hold outdoor confession, according to a law professor. Professor Oran Doyle, from the law school at Trinity College Dublin, said the new provision, SI 171/2021, applies to both indoor and outdoor events and “that’s where it is different from restrictions on…
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