Magdalene survivors group calls for boycott of church collections

Magdalene survivors group calls for boycott of church collections

Magdalene laundries survivors are calling on all Irish citizens to boycott mass and all church collections this weekend.

The call from the Magdalene Survivors Together group comes in the wake of the announcement by the four religious orders which ran the workhouses that they will not contribute financially to the redress scheme for the women who lived there.

The government insists it cannot force the orders to pay, meaning taxpayers will carry the burden.

The group says it wants all citizens to boycott mass and withhold donations to local churches this weekend to make it clear that the people are unhappy with the way the women are being treated.

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