Remembrance Sunday, Peace Pilgrimage

Prayers were said across the UK yesterday for the millions of servicemen and women who lost their lives in all past and current wars.

The Queen led Remembrance Sunday tributes at the Cenotaph in Whitehall as thousands of veterans marched past the monument. She was followed by the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Charles, Prince William and other members of the royal family. Troops on active service in Iraq and Afghanistan also held services.

This year's events come just two days before the 90th anniversary of the armistice at the end of the First World War in which more than 900,000 British soldiers died.

This evening, members of Pax Christi from around the world will be gathering in Ypres, Belgium, scene of some of the worst battles of the First World War, to take part in two days of prayer vigils and study workshops. Many peace pilgrims will be staying with local families. Tomorrow morning, 11 November, participants have been invited take part in the Poppies Parade and the following official ceremony under the Menin Gate. See:

The Peace Pilgrimage is an initiative of Pax Christi Lille, Pax Christi Flanders, the Youth Service of the Diocese of Bruges and the Sint-
Michielsbeweging, with the support of Pax Christi International, Austria, France, Germany, Poland and the United Kingdom. For more information see:

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