Candles For Paris Victims Burn In Belfast Cathedral

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Visitors light candles in St Anne’s Cathedral

Twelve candles are today burning in the Chapel of the Holy Spirit in St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, in tribute to the 12 people killed in the attack in Paris yesterday.
There is a candle for each of the victims who died in the shooting at the office of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo. They surround a central candle representing unity with the victims.

Many people have come into the Cathedral to pray for those who died in this terrorist attack, and prayers specially written for the victims a’e also available.

The Dean of Belfast, the Very Revd John Mann, said: ‘In St Anne’s Cathedral people of all ages have come and gone today lighting candles and praying, remembering the dreadful murders yesterday in Paris. Our hearts go out to all who have been personally affected and we shall continue to pray for all who live under the threat of violence.’

The candles will remain in St Anne’s until Sunday.

For further information please contact Karen Bushby, Press Officer, St Anne’s Cathedral, Belfast, on 07766 103880 or email

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