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Sacred Mountain; Safeguarding Aid

The sacred mountain Croagh Patrick, from where the fifth century Saint Patrick allegedly banished the snakes from all Ireland, trials a new path, what will pilgrims think?

For many years concerns have been raised over the eroded pilgrim path of Croagh Patrick; from where the fifth century Saint Patrick allegedly banished the snakes from all Ireland. Tracey Logan visits a new kind of path built near the summit using only materials found on the mountain, will the path still feel sacred? Labour MP Diana Johnson debates the benefits of her ten-minute rule bill to decriminalise abortion the bill with Conservative MP Fiona Bruce. To mark the centenary of the end of World War One, BBC Radio 2’s Faith in the World Week asks who are the peace makers today? The Mobo award winning rap artist Guvna B has been finding out by visiting a Christian charity in a busy London A&E who help victims of knife crime and gang violence. As the global safeguarding conference in London on tackling exploitation and harassment in the aid sector finishes, Edward talks to Debbie Ariyo from Africa United against Child abuse (Afruca) about what can be done to ensure the safeguarding of people in need.

Producers:
Carmel Lonergan
Lissa Cook

Editor:
Amanda Hancox

Photo Credit: Tracey Logan

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44 minutes

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