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Hozier to perform at a solidarity march for clerical abuse victims – during Papal visit

The march will take place the same day as the papal visit

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Hozier is set to perform at a solidarity march for clerical abuse victims, during the papal visit this weekend.

The singer will perform at the march, which is due to take place  during the Pope’s mass at the Phoenix Park.

Following weeks of divisive views with regards to the upcoming Papal visit, a ‘Stand4Truth’ rally has been organised.

The rally’s aim is to stand with survivors of clerical abuse and institutionalisation as well boycott the Papal mass itself.

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The rally which will take place at the Courthouse square, will be held in solidarity with the women and children who were forced into the Magdalene laundries, and the victims who were silenced.

Other artist joining Hozier on the day will be Róisín O from Thanks Brother and Liam Ó’Maonlaí

The gathered crowd will then walk silently to Sean McDermott Street to the last remaining Magdalene Laundry in the possession of the people.

Executive Director of Amnesty International Colm O’Gorman who organised the event tweeted out encourgaing victims to attend the solidarity march, “If you, or someone you love has been abused or hurt by the Catholic Church, or if you wish to stand in solidarity with those who have been abused, please join me at the Garden of Remembrance Dublin at 3pm on Sunday August 26th,”

In another tweet he wrote how “We cannot and will not allow this visit to simply disappear those who have suffered. This event will be a moment to assert and respect the dignity of those who have been abused, and to stand in solidarity with them. To mark an end to the Ireland that allowed this to happen.”

The march will begin at 3pm on Sunday