Liverpool: Archbishop Kelly to lead sponsored walk

 The Most Reverend Patrick Kelly, Archbishop of Liverpool, is to lead 180 people in an eight mile sponsored walk across Morecambe Bay this coming Bank Holiday Monday. The walk is to raise funds for the Right to Life movement which campaigns for respect for all human life from conception to natural death. The Archbishop, who is a native of Morecambe, says: 'there are two senses in which this walk proclaims a "yes" to life. First of all a "yes" to the inalienable dignity of each one of us from the moment when we are conceived in our mother's womb until and through our dying. But also, many like me who rejoice in the beauty of Morecambe's Bay want to reclaim it as a place of life resolved to do whatever we can to address issues of poverty, justice and the dignity of human work to prevent any repetition of the tragedy of the Chinese cockle pickers.' The walk is supported by people of all religious denominations and will begin at the jetty on the Promenade at Arnside with a short ecumenical service at 12.00 noon. During the service a message of support and goodwill is to be read from Bishop James Jones, the Anglican Bishop of Liverpool, who is unable to attend in person. Among Members of Parliament taking part in the walk will be Joe Benton (Bootle), Jim Dobbin (Heywood and Middleton) and Geraldine Smith (Morecambe). The walk proper will begin at 12.30pm and will finish at Kent's Bank at approximately 4.30pm. For further details contact Avril Wilson Tel: 0208 766 0014

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