In a laudable but politically ineffective display of unity, Protestants and Roman Catholics, Tories, Laborites and Liberals gathered last week at London's Westminster Cathedral to pray at an "ecumenical service for intercession for Northern Ireland." More than 1,500 worshipers attended the ceremony at which the Archbishop of Canterbury, who presided with John Cardinal Heenan, praised Ireland's patron, Saint Patrick, as a man of forgiveness.

There was, unfortunately, little forgiveness in Ulster itself, which erupted in another week of bombings and blastings after the end of a surprisingly successful 72-hour cease-fire declared...

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