The Irish Catholic Church has suggested that the Easter Rising was a religious movement that began with a few men throwing bombs into Dublin’s city centre on November 19, 1916.
In an open letter to a group of clergy, the Church’s general secretary, John Ryan, wrote: “This is a question of national and religious identity.
“As a nation we should not be denying the contribution of some people to the rise of the Rising, especially in Dublin.””
The general secretary also warned that “any suggestion that Ireland was being attacked by a foreign power is completely wrong”.”
As a nation we should not be denying the contribution of some people to the rise of the Rising, especially in Dublin.”
The general secretary also warned that “any suggestion that Ireland was being attacked by a foreign power is completely wrong”.
In response, the Irish Independent newspaper said: “The Irish Government, as we have seen in the past, has been more concerned with the feelings of the people of Ireland than with the safety of the Government’s own citizens.”
The letter follows a similar one published on the website of the Irish Catholic Archdiocese in February this year.
The letter comes after Mr Ryan had to explain why the Easter season is not held on Easter Sunday and called for more flexibility to ensure it is celebrated on a different date.
“It is now my opinion that the celebration of Easter on a separate day from the other events of the year is not appropriate for us to celebrate on a weekend,” he said.
Mr Ryan also suggested that a day of remembrance could be celebrated during the Easter holiday, but this has not been endorsed by the archdiocese.
“I am writing to ask the Church to clarify whether Easter should be celebrated on the Sunday of Easter and the day following,” he wrote.
The Easter Rising took place during the Great Famine of 1916. “
I would also like to point out that the Irish Easter is not celebrated on an Easter Sunday, but on a Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and that on those days it is always celebrated by all the faithful.”
The Easter Rising took place during the Great Famine of 1916.
It started with a small group of young men throwing explosives into the city centre of Dublin on November 16, 1916, killing three people.
There was a massive police response to the crowds and it became known as the Rising.
The Irish Government called for an end to the Rising on March 4, 1919.