Suffer The Little Children

PAUL FAITH/PA

Protestant girls greet the parents and children of Holy Cross

A sign inside the front door of Holy Cross Primary School, in north Belfast, reads: "If we'd been born where they were born and taught what they were taught, we would believe what they believe." Before they could get inside to read that sign last week, the pupils of Holy Cross — Catholic girls as young as four, none older than 11 — got a brutal lesson in belief. To reach school they had to run a gauntlet of abuse from their Protestant neighbors that began with insults and spit and escalated within days to bricks and blast bombs. Scores of...

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