Archbishops' statement on Ulster parade agreement

 

Archbishops' statement on Ulster parade agreement

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Justin Welby and Richard Clarke

In response to the news that an agreement has been reached in North Belfast in relation to contested parades, the Archbishop of Canterbury, The Most Revd and Rt Hon. Justin Welby, joined with the Archbishop of Armagh, The Most Revd 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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