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Sunday, December 11, 2016
Liverpool: Archbishop leads Requiem Mass for Ken Bigley
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 Just hours after the news of the murder of Ken Bigley, people from across the city gathered at Liverpool's Metropolitan Cathedral for the Friday evening Mass which was dedicated to him. During the service, Archbishop Patrick Kelly, said: "Tonight, none of us would dare to say we understand the suffering of the Bigley family. But we wish to be alongside you, we wish not to impose our words or thoughts, simply hold you in our hearts." About 250 people attended the Mass. Several stayed at the back of the building, coming in mid-service for a quiet moment to meditate on the day's news. Families, teenagers and children were among them, all there to show solidarity as the world's attention focused on their community. The image of Kenneth Bigley was placed at the centre of the cathedral by a book of condolence. Many hundreds of Liverpudlians have left messages of sympathy and lit candles. A two minute silence was held in the city at 1200 BST on Saturday, led by the Lord Mayor of Liverpool.
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