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Bishop Fintan Gavin leads prayers at Lourdes for deceased homeless Cork man

The Bishop of Cork & Ross, Bishop Fintan Gavin, has expressed his prayerful support for the family and friends of the man who died in Cork city overnight as a result of an assault.

Bishop Gavin said, “It is always a tragedy when anyone dies but these are such sad and brutal circumstances.  The tragic news has reached us in Lourdes where a pilgrimage from Cork & Ross is praying at Our Lady’s Shrine.  I want to assure the man’s family and his friends, and all who knew him, that our thoughts and prayers are with them at this very sad time.  May Our Lady of Lourdes reach out with healing and peace to all. ”

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