RTÉ television is to replace the Angelus after 53 years, replacing it with videos which it says will “reflect people of all faiths and none”.
The Angelus is broadcast daily on RTÉ television at 12pm and at 6pm. It traditionally offers a silent image of the Virgin Mary to allow viewers the time to pray, followed by tolling bells.
The new broadcast by Ireland’s national TV station will now showcase aspiring Irish filmmakers and artists.
The Angelus has been broadcast on RTÉ television since 1962, but many now see it as out of date in a country where religion is no longer as important as it once was. A new set of short films will aim to be “conducive to prayer or reflection for people of all faiths and none”, according to the broadcaster…
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