Today provides an opportunity for a new start for Northern Ireland’s political institutions and one that can also offer fresh hope, say the leaders of Ireland’s four main Churches.
“Lord Jesus Christ, you are the way of peace. Come into the brokenness of this land with your healing love.”
From 875 successful applicants last year, 25% were from a Catholic background, compared to 22% in 2014.
“The pity of war should never be far from our prayers and our thoughts at such a time as this” - Archbishop Richard Clarke.
Ten charities honoured including Trócaire, Christian Aid, Habitat NI, Tear Fund and Concern.
Outrage over disfigurement of the face and intended burning of religious statue.