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Bishop of Paisley to lead Westminster day of reparation for the sins of abuse in the Church

Bishop John Keenan of Paisley is to lead a day of prayer at Westminster Cathedral for the sins of abuse within the Church.

Fr Dominic Allain, pastoral director of abuse retreat ­programme Grief to Grace, and Bishop Keenan will lead the ‘day of prayer asking forgiveness and offering prayers of reparation for the sins of abuse within the Church’ on Saturday September 28.

Bishop Keenan said the day will ‘bring to the Father of Mercies our horror, outrage, our anguish and grief’ at abuse in the Church as they ‘pray for God’s healing for ­victim-survivors.’

“The life long agony of the victim-survivors must be acknowledged before the Lord and before those abused,” he said.

 

Time and date

The day begins at 9.30am on Saturday September 28 and will run till 4.30pm. Mass will be celebrated at 10.30am and Fr Allain will give a talk on the ‘deathly consequences of sexual abuse’ at 11:35am.

Talks, exposition, adoration, benediction and the Rosary will all follow.

The day will end with an ‘act of Marian consecration of our countries to Jesus through the Immaculate Heart of Mary.’

EWTN will be filming the events for broadcast.

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