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Jun 14, 2016

Bishop of Limerick urges prayers for Orlando victims, their families and responders


Bishop of Limerick urges prayers for Orlando victims, their families and responders

Tuesday, June 14, 2016: Bishop of Limerick Brendan Leahy has urged the public to keep the people of Orlando in their prayers and has offered his and the support of the diocese to his peer, Bishop of Orlando and Limerick native John Gerard Noonan at this tragic time.

Said Bishop Leahy, “The attack in Orlando was beyond words.  With 49 innocent people killed so mercilessly, it reminds us yet again of the dreadful intent of terrorists.

“Bishop Noonan, who is from Corbally, captured the sense of shock and hurt that Orlando has experienced when he said ‘a sword has pierced the heart of our city’.

“He has asked for prayers for the victims, the families and first responders as well as for victims of violence and acts of terror; for their families and friends and all those affected by such acts against God's love and I know that we will all keep them in our prayers and thoughts this week.

“We pray for the people of the city of Orlando that God's mercy and love will be upon us as we seek healing and consolation.”

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A Prayer Vigil for victims of the Orlando Massacre and their families

will be held in St Mary’s Cathedral, Limerick, Wednesday 15 June, 7.30-9.00pm.

A vigil organised by Limerick LGBT pride will be held in Arthurs Quay at 6:30pm on Wednesday

An online book of condolences has been opened by Limerick city and county council. You can add your name and a short note HERE