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Archbishops of Armagh and Canterbury welcome Belfast parades agreement

Monday 26th September 2016

The Archbishops have welcomed the agreement that ends the parading stand-off in North Belfast.


Archbishop Justin and Caroline Welby with Archbishop Richard (r) at St Patrick's Cathedral, Armagh, in October 2014. 


In response to the news that an agreement has been reached in North Belfast in relation to contested parades, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, joined with the Archbishop of Armagh, Dr Richard Clarke, to express their support for this significant initiative:

"We have been aware that various people and groups have been working hard to reach an agreement which would bring to an end the parading stand-off in North Belfast, a part of the city which has borne economic hardship and carries a heavy legacy from the Troubles. The news of this agreement is to be warmly welcomed and we commend all who have taken risks and found a way to serve the common good in the journey towards a peaceful and reconciled future. Our prayers and continued support are with those who now carry responsibility for making it work." 


 

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