THOUSANDS of CDs containing a sermon by Ian Paisley have been sent to Catholic priests across Ireland in the latest missionary drive by the firebrand preacher.
Three thousand copies were posted out by his Free Presbyterian Church in recent weeks to priests on both sides of the border. The CDs contain religious songs, the testimony of a former Catholic who converted to Protestantism and the sermon by Dr Paisley himself.
The Rev David McIlveen, who is attached to Dr Paisley's Martyrs Memorial Tabernacle church in Belfast, said the response to the CDs had been very encouraging and that a new batch was on the cards in order to meet demand.
"It is obviously something we are encouraged about. What has happened since is that some Catholic priests who did not get a copy have actually requested a copy," said Mr McIlveen.