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Statement of the Northern Bishops on Conscription
Posted by shane
The following statement was issued by all the Irish bishops with dioceses partially or wholly in the territory of the Six Counties on 30th April, 1939:
In view of the anxiety that exists at present among our people on account of the rumours of conscription, we deem it a solemn duty to make our considered judgement on the situation that confronts us in the Six Counties.
We are convinced that any attempt to impose conscription here would be disastrous.
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