Joint statement from Ireland’s Church leaders on the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme

01 Jul 2016

Ireland’s four main Church leaders, gathered together in France to participate in today’s 100th anniversary commemoration service of the Battle of the Somme, have jointly called for Christians of all traditions in Ireland to pray for peace in these challenging times.  The Church leaders said:

“Let us put our faith into action – love our neighbours, reach out to the stranger, care for the vulnerable, build community and be agents for peace, forgiveness and reconciliation.”

In the name of:

Archbishop Richard Clarke, Church of Ireland Archbishop of Armagh
Archbishop Eamon Martin, Catholic Archbishop of Armagh
Rev Bill Mullally, President of the Methodist Church in Ireland
Rt Rev Dr Frank Sellar, Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland


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