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Archbishop Welcomes Royal Black Institution’s Public Letter

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Added on 07/09/2012

The Most Revd Alan Harper, Archbishop of Armagh, gave the following comment to the Belfast Newsletter yesterday (6 September) which appears in today’s edition of the newspaper:

I welcome the public letter issued by the Royal Black Institution today (6 September) which apologises for any offence caused to the clergy and parishioners of St Patrick’s Church last weekend and which states the desire for the Institution to play its part in a peaceful civic society. I also welcome the Institution’s request to meet with Protestant Church leaders such as myself as I believe that we must all engage in peaceful and constructive dialogue in our society. I trust that everyone respects cultural and religious freedom and that Christian people display respect, generosity and love to others.



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