News archive 2001

Church Leaders Pray for Politicians

Statement by the Most Rev Seán Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of all Ireland

24 July 2001

Issued by the Catholic Communications Office

The political parties in Northern Ireland will shortly consider the response of the two Governments to the recent talks in Weston Park.

I encourage all people of goodwill to reflect on the critical stage we have reached in the peace process and to pray that God will guide all who have serious political decisions to make at this time. The long-term future and wellbeing of us all is at stake. The political progress made to date must be consolidated and built upon. The very fragile peace we enjoy at present must be strengthened.

I request clergy to make this crucial situation the subject of special prayer on Sunday 29 July.

ENDS

Further information:
Fr Martin Clarke 087 220 8044
Ms Brenda Drumm 087 233 7797

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