Derry’s Catholic primate of All-Ireland, Archbishop Eamon Martin has called for prayers to help thise bereaved by the horrific terror attacks in Paris.
The group calling itself Islamic State have claimec responsibility for last nights attacks which so far have claimed the lives of 127 people.
Archbishop Martin said: “Once more we are all shocked and deeply saddened to hear about terror on the streets of Paris. The sounds and images of these attacks make for frightening viewing. Like myself, many Irish people have relatives or close friends living in Paris and have happy memories of visiting this beautiful city. Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Paris today and we express our solidarity with the French community living here in Ireland.
“ ask everyone to remember, at Mass and in prayer this weekend, all those who have died and their families. We also pray for those injured and all who are caring for them. These horrific events challenge us to pray and work even more earnestly for an end to the evil of terrorism everywhere. Each of us by our own thoughts, words and actions is called to spread mercy, love and peace so that the horrors of evil shall never conquer the world. May Saint Denis and Saint Genevieve, patron saints of Paris, intercede for us.”