Human Rights

Bishop Declan Lang supports Action By Christians Against Torture Vigil

17/06/2015 2:30 pm

Bishop Declan Lang – Chair of the Catholic Bishops Conference Department for International Affairs has given his backing to the Action By Christians Against Torture worldwide prayer vigil on June 26.

The vigil coincides with the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture.

Encouraging Catholics to take part, Bishop Declan stated:

“Torture is among the ultimate violations of human dignity and has no place in our world. Yet countless numbers of people are being tortured or living with the effects every single day.

I hope that Catholics throughout England and Wales will stand in solidarity with them by taking part in the Action By Christians Against Torture vigil - either through an organised event or an individual prayer.”

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