Rector of Cobh & Glanmire attends commemoration of the Lusitania Tragedy

On Sunday 8th May, the Rector of Cobh & Glanmire Union of Parishes, the Rev. Canon Paul Arbuthnot, led the prayers at the 107th commemoration of the Lusitania tragedy. Fr Aquin Casey of Cobh Cathedral was also in attendance and the liturgy included a wreath laying and the names of all the victims being read by civic dignitaries.

The Rev. Canon Paul Arbuthnot with Fr Aquin Casey of Cobh Cathedral

The commemoration took place at the Old Cemetery in Cobh and concluded at the Lusitania memorial in the town centre.

Canon Arbuthnot commented:

This important annual event reminds us starkly of the human cost of war and how civilian populations so often bear the brunt of such evil. We remember before God all those who perished as a consequence of this tragedy. As we remember the victims of the Lusitania tragedy, we continue to pray for peace throughout the world, and especially in Ukraine.

One of the graves at the Old Cemetery in Cobh of the victims of the Lusitania Tragedy
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