The international Catholic peace movement Pax Christi arrive in Athlone having completed a walk to promote nonviolence and justice.
Over two hundred and fifty members of Pax Christi converged in Athlone today, having spent ten days walking around Ireland to promote nonviolence.
Established in 1945 as a reconciliation movement bringing French and German people together after World War II, Pax Christi (Latin for 'Peace of Christ') promotes peace, respect for human rights and justice and reconciliation and is,
A grassroots movement for Catholic lay people.
The group included young people from Ireland who had joined their contemporaries from England, Europe, the United States, Australia and Africa for ten days of walking and discussion on the promotion of nonviolence.
The Ballyfermot Folk Group and Corrymeela Singers from County Antrim entertained the weary walkers, who were gathering together to discuss what they had gained from their experience.
An RTÉ News report broadcast on 5 August 1982. The reporter is Caroline Erskine.