Sinn Féin President talks to Gay Byrne about issues of personal faith and morality and how they have impacted on his role within the Republican movement.

In a revealing interview, Gerry Adams, discusses his decision to remain a practising Catholic, despite a number of condemnations of the IRA by leading Catholic figures, his thoughts on forgiveness, and his personal beliefs about life, death, and the after-life and judgement. He speaks with remarkable candour about his moral ground rules and his regrets about times when they were broken.

In this excerpt Gay Byrne asks Gerry Adams about his upbringing, his early childhood, his parents and family background. He also talks about having a passing sense of "having a vocation" and then "getting sense".