Mumbai Requiem in Bristol

 A Requiem Mass to remember and pray for the victims of the recent attacks in Mumbai takes place in St Anthony's Catholic Church, Keinton Walk, Henbury, Bristol this evening at 6.30 pm.

The Mass will be celebrated by St Anthony's Parish Priest Father Michael Walsh. He said: "Along with the rest of the world our parish community is shocked at the appalling events in Mumbai. We feel especially close to the victims, and to the families and friends of those who died in such a tragic way as many of our parishioners come from India.

"We are coming together on Thursday evening to pray for the victims in Mumbai and to show that we are united with the people of India at this time.

"Whether you are from the local Asian community, the Catholic community, if you are a person of any faith or none - you will be welcome to be with us in St Anthony's for the Requiem Mass to show solidarity and remembrance at this painful time."

John Mani is a parishioner at St Anthony's who was born in India. He said: "The Indian community want to demonstrate our support by praying for people at home who are suffering so much at this time.

"I'm sure there will be many people form Bristol's Indian community at the Requiem Mass, but of course anyone from whatever background is welcome to join us in our prayer and remembrance."

Source: Clifton Diocese