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Requiem Mass to Commemorate Centenary of the start of World War I

30/07/2014 2:48 pm

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His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference, will celebrate a Requiem Mass for the Fallen of the First World War on Monday 4 August - the 100-year anniversary of the start of the war.

The Mass will take place in Westminster Cathedral at 5.30pm.

"It is especially poignant to remember the centenary of the Great War, which was meant to end all wars, at a time when so many people are still suffering from violence and the ravages of war, particularly in the Middle East and Africa,’ said Cardinal Vincent.

"As we begin these centenary commemorations, we earnestly ask for the gift of peace, most especially in Gaza."

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