"All of us are in the gutter, but some of us are looking up at the stars" (Oscar Wilde 1892)
LGBT+ Catholics in Westminster will be marking their 20th anniversary, and that of the bomb at the Admiral Duncan pub, with a history walk reflecting on key events in their community since 1976.
After his release from Reading Gaol 1897, Oscar Wilde asked the Jesuits to receive him into the Roman Catholic Church but they refused. (He was finally received by Passionist priest Fr Cuthbert Dunne on his deathbed in Paris in 1900) In 2013, LGBT+ Catholics Westminster were welcomed to establish their base at Farm Street Church. How times change!
The walk on Saturday, 27 April, begins at the Oscar Wilde Memorial in Adelaide St, London WC2N 4HZ - opposite Charing Cross Tube Station, Exit 6, at 2.30pm and will then visit Notre Dame de France, off Leicester Square; St Anne's Church, Dean Street, Soho; the Admiral Duncan Pub, Old Compton Street, Soho; Church of the Assumption, Warwick Street, Soho; ending at Farm Street Jesuit Church, 114 Mount Street, Mayfair at 4.30pm.
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The 20th anniversary commemoration of the Admiral Duncan pub bombing takes place on Tuesday, 30 April at 6pm. Old Compton Street, & St Annes Gardens, Wardour Street, Soho. Three people were killed and 70 suffered injuries, some very serious, in a nail bomb attack by a Neo-Nazi on 30 April 1999)
LGBT+ Catholics Westminster - www.lgbtcatholicswestminster.org
National Hate Crime Awareness Week https://nationalhcaw.uk/
See also: ICN 6 July 2009 - Vatican praises Oscar Wilde - www.indcatholicnews.com/news/14626
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