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Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Bishop McMahon to join vigils against abortion and the arms trade
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¬†Bishop Thomas McMahon, Bishop of Brentwood, has invited parishioners from across the diocese to join him in a pro-life Mass and procession tomorrow, Saturday 8 September at Woodford Green. He said: "As Christians we cherish life and the protection of all life from conception until natural death. There will be no changes in the legislation unless there is a change in the hearts and minds of people. Let us pray and work for this as Parliament prepares to review the Abortion Act later this year." Bishop McMahon will celebrate Mass at Trinity High School, Woodford Green at 9am before leading a silent walk and prayer vigil to the nearby Marie Stopes Clinic. This will be the ninth year that he has attended the pro-life event, which is organized by the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal. On Monday, Bishop McMahon, is to take part in a peaceful demonstration against the arms fair at ExCel in London. The Silent Candlelight Procession and Prayer Vigil will begin at 6.30 pm, when protesters will meet at The Garden Cafť, Cundy Road E.16 or at the Royal Victoria DLR and process in silence to the ExCel Centre. The protest is being organised by Newham faith groups, CAAT Christian Network , and East London Against the Arms Fair (ELAAF). The Bishop has attended similar protests in previous years.
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