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Yes Voting Mass Goers Were Told "They Weren't Welcome" By Priest On Sunday

By Darragh Berry

May 29, 2018 at 9:18am


FM 104 DJ, 'Crossy' took to Twitter to announce that his mother - a regular mass goer and yes voter in the referendum - was told that her and fellow yes voters weren't welcome at the service. 

The DJ said that upon hearing the news, his mother up and left the mass following the announcement to the congregation.

His tweet reads: 

"My mam went to mass [on Sunday]! The priest told the congregation if they voted yes they weren’t welcome. So, she got up and left."

He has since had to stick his account on private as his phone was "hopping with abuse, retweets and random likes" since he posted the tweet. 

The DJ told The Irish Sun that: 

"During the sermon, he said in a sad way how he was upset at how the referendum went and people who voted Yes need to question their faith and should not be welcomed in a church. So she stood up and walked out."

“A priest from Ballyfermot contacted me to say she is always welcome there.”

It comes exactly one day after the Bishop of Elphin hit headlines on Monday morning after he said those who voted yes in the recent referendum on the Eighth Amendment had sinned and needed to go to confession

The Bishop's comments were met with a classy and 21st century response in the evening by Priest Fr. Brian D'Arcy.

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