Now in its sixth year, the theme this year is ‘Always Be Ready’ from 1 Peter 3:15 – Always be Ready to give an answer for the hope that you possess.
“This was not only an attack on a church, but as a peace-hungry society, this was an attack on all of us.”
Police Scotland said that if the march was not rerouted, officers from across the country would need to be drafted into Glasgow.
“No march that ends with such scenes should be allowed on that route in future.” – Mike Russell, Scottish National Party
The phrase ‘Rest in Peace’ goes back to the very earliest days of the Church – with the words ‘dormit in pace’ found on Christian tombs from the 4th century.
David McNarry said that the Orange Order should promote a discussion on the ban and admitted that he himself had attended Mass at the funerals of friends.
“We have put in place a project enabling our geography students to learn more about the Order, the traditions of that culture and to enable them to see another perspective.”
“We gave a subtitle to the 4 Corners Festival - ‘Bringing Belfast Together’. We want people to see that everybody is welcome in every part of the city.”
Crosses, statues, pews and windows smashed in “act of pointless destruction”.
Spokesman for Down & Connor says no “private invitation” was received by Bishop.
Leaking roof and structural problems make cost of repair prohibitive.
Abusing or endangering the lives of PSNI officers "wholly unacceptable".