Covid fears lead Shrine to close its doors for busiest day of year

August 15 is usually the busiest day in Knock’s calendar but the Shrine will not open to pilgrims this year. The Feast of the Assumption attracts 20,000 people to the village, with many walking there for 6am Mass, but Shrine...

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Public masses present immense challenges for churches

By Fr Brendan Hoban It’s a given that change can suddenly arrive – even in the Catholic Church. Like two buses arriving around a corner at the same time though you’ve been waiting for hours, after waiting for what seems...

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Knock Shrine to join Pope Francis in prayer against Covid-19

Knock Shrine will join Pope Francis tomorrow as he leads Marian Shrines across the world to pray for intercession and...

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