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2022 Four Corners Festival opens at St Anne’s Cathedral Belfast 7pm 30th January

Belfast Cathedral - 2022 Four Corners Festival opens at St Anne’s Cathedral Belfast 7pm 30th January

The opening event for the 2022 Belfast Four Corners Festival starts at 7.00pm, at St Anne's Cathedral Belfast. The service is titled "Let us Dream - Austen Ivereigh in Conversation" with doors open from 6.30pm.

As both biographer of Pope Francis, and collaborator on his work ‘Let Us Dream’, Dr Austen Ivereigh is uniquely placed to discuss that dream – seeing our moment in history as full of uncertainty and brimming with possibility, and inspiring us to love and live that dream.

The Pope’s teachings on past and future, imploring us to “look at the past critically but with empathy”, and seeing the “great danger in remembering the guilt of others to proclaim my own innocence”, have clear parallels with the history of this country.

In addition we look forward to viewing a personal message sent by Pope Francis to the opening evening of the 2022 Four Corners Festival at St Anne's Cathedral.

The evening will also feature music from Caroline Orr and Peter Greer. For those unable to be present in person, the Service will be live-streamed from 7pm on both the "Four Corners Festival" facebook page, and the Belfast Cathedral Facebook page.

With the opening event for this year's festival featuring the work of Pope Francis and taking place at St Anne's Cathedral, the closing event at 7.00pm on Sunday 6th February will feature Archbishop Justin Welby speaking in person at St Peter's Cathedral. Drawing from his personal experience of our situation, Archbishop Welby concludes the week's exploration of the theme "Common Ground, Common Good".

All details for the full week's programme of talks, events and opportunities for prayer, along with ticket details are to be found at