More bishops have decided to defy public health advice and go ahead with First Holy Communion and Confirmation services.

Last week, the Bishop of Elphin Kevin Doran said he would facilitate the sacraments, as the guidelines aren't enforceable by law.

The current government public health advice is that Communions and Confirmations should not take place - with no timeline for when they will return.

A total of five dioceses are now planning to go ahead with the sacraments.

But Fr Tony Flannery, founding member of the Association of Catholic Priests and a native of Co Galway, told Midwest News he thinks it's the wrong decision to go against the public health advice....


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