Archbishops Remember Christians of the Middle East at Good Friday Walk of Witness

By Lynn Glanville

Good Friday Walk of Witness

The Church of Ireland and Catholic Archbishops of Dublin urged people to remember Christians in the Middle East as they reflected on the cross this Easter.

Speaking in Christ Church Cathedral during the short service of prayer before the annual Good Friday Walk of Witness,
Archbishop Michael Jackson said that the cross was much more than just a symbol. He said that while they were free to carry the cross through the streets of Dublin Christians in the Middle East faced terror and persecution because of their beliefs. He stressed the importance of walking with the cross as a joint act of public witness and in solidarity with Christians around the world.

Delivering the blessing at the end of the service during which he read the Gospel, Archbishop Diarmuid Martin echoed these sentiments and added that they must also remember and pray for the people of Dublin and the difficulties many in the city faced.

The Archbishops were joined by several hundred people last night as they carried the TaizĂ© cross on the two kilometre journey across the city from Christ Church Cathedral to St Mary’s Pro Cathedral. There they joined a TaizĂ© prayer service.

The fine evening meant that the …read more

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