Following the outbreak of war in the Middle East, a special prayer card will be given out at all Masses this weekend in Clifton Cathedral. The prayer, written by a member of the Cathedral parish, forms part of the Pastoral Letter which has been sent by the Bishop Declan Lang to all the parishes of Clifton Diocese to be read this weekend. But the invitation to join in this prayer is not only being made to those who attend the Cathedral. It is also being sent to people of all faiths in the local community; and at 12 noon every day the bells of the Cathedral will be rung to invite people to pause and pray for peace, either in their own words or using the specially written prayer. Canon Robert Corrigan, the Dean of the Cathedral said: "Bells have been used for centuries to call people together for prayer, and though people in the area might not be physically able to come to the Cathedral and pray I hope this sound will remind everyone who hears it how important their prayers are for a peace, based on justice and forgiveness".
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