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The Sierra Leone Ireland Partnership (SLIP)
Invites you to
An Interfaith Memorial Service
for the victims of the recent landslide and floods in Freetown
on Saturday 23rd September at 11.30 a.m
Christ Church Cathedral, Christ Church Pl, Wood Quay, Dublin 8
The service will include readings, prayers and music.
A Book of Condolence will be opened.
The President’s Aide de Camp will attend
Presiding Archbishop Michael Jackson
Music by Loah and Emma Garnett
RSVP: Elizabeth: firstname.lastname@example.org or Geraldine: ger@slip@ie
There will be an opportunity to donate to a fund to assist survivors
Donations can also be made through PayPal on: www.slip.ie
The Catholic Archbishop Edward Tamba Charles of Freetown expressed thanks for message of solidarity from SLIP.
He wrote that the landslide and the flooding of the night of 14th August 2017 caused so much destruction of life and property.
“According to the recent reports, more than 500 bodies have so far been found and more than 800 persons unaccounted for, feared buried under the mud or washed away into the sea by the floods. Yesterday BBC reported of the recovery of 7 bodies in the territorial waters of neighbouring Guinea. Entire families were killed. One of our Catholic communities, St Paul’s Catholic Community in the major seminary at Regent, lost six members, including two boys I confirmed on Pentecost Sunday this year. One of our priests lost his elder brother, a senior military officer who had just returned from a peace-keeping mission in Somalia.
The disaster is overwhelming, but God will see us through. We are getting lots of messages of solidarity from all over the world, including one from the Holy Father himself. Humanitarian organisations are also providing relief to the victims: those who lost their homes and their families. Our diocesan Caritas is also very active in supporting those affected by the tragedy.”