Many friars and members of the Franciscan Family in Ireland

joined the nearly 30,000 who gathered in Dublin city centre

on Saturday 19 January.


As the Irish government prepares abortion legislation

people wanted their voices heard.

The candle-lit vigil heard from various people

including women wounded by abortion.


The gathering was preceeded by an hour of silent prayer

led by the Archbishop Martin of Dublin

in St Andrew’s Church.