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The government had told Catholic leaders to postpone First Holy Communions and Confirmations earlier this summer. understands that the four Catholic archbishops of Ireland have written to the government today stating their priests will proceed with Baptisms, First Holy Communions and Confirmations from mid-August.

The news comes after Tánaiste Leo Varadkar had unexpectedly said the ceremonies were “off” in late June, despite plans to restart them on July 5th, prompting criticism from Archbishop Eamon Martin that the Fine Gael leader’s remark was “off the cuff” and “very disrespectful”.

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