Ash Wednesday peace liturgy at Ministry of Defence

The annual liturgy of Repentance and Resistance to nuclear war preparations will take place  in London at 3pm on Ash Wednesday, 17 February.

The gathering will meet in Embankment Gardens and process to the Ministry of Defence, in Horseguards Avenue where a  liturgy with prayers, songs and symbolic actions will take place, calling on the government to give up nuclear weapons.

In is address to the Diplomatic Corps last Thursday, Pope Benedict said: "One of the most serious challenges is increased military spending and the cost of maintaining and developing nuclear arsenals. Enormous resources are being consumed for these purposes, when they could be spent on the development of peoples, especially those who are poorest. For this reason I firmly hope that, during the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference to be held this May in New York, concrete decisions will be made towards progressive disarmament, with a  view to freeing our planet from nuclear arms."
The day is supported by  Catholic Peace Action, Christian CND and Pax Christi.

For more information contact Pax Christi: 0208 203 4884 or see:

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