[Shrine Media Office] A peace candle has been lit in the Holy House of the Shrine of our Lady of Walsingham, following news of the outbreak of war against Iraq.
"The candle will burn in the Shrine until there is a peaceful solution to the current problems in the Gulf," said Father North, Administrator of the Shrine. Prayers for peace will also be offered at Shrine Prayers every evening at 18:00.
Walsingham in Norfolk is known as England's Nazareth and attracts thousands of pilgrims every year from all over the world.
"The Holy House is somewhere for people to discover the peace of God at this uncertain time," added Father North.
Prayers for all involved in the current conflict will be said remembering particularly the Iraqi people and UK families who have relatives serving in the Armed Forces.