A multifaith memorial service was held at St Paul’s Cathedral in Melbourne this morning to mark the tragic loss last week of 298 lives aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17.
Photo: Archbishop Freier addressing the MH17 Memorial Service / Credit: TMA
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Australian faith leader, the Very Rev Dr Andreas Loewe, has called on Australians to pray for justice, peace and hope for MH17 families.
“What we’ve seen this morning is people speaking evocatively about the hope that there is life beyond death, the longing and desire for justice to be carried out in this world, and for peace to come into this world,” Dean Andreas said.
“We do also see a beautiful community response,” Dean Andreas continued, “to commit ourselves as people of Australia to work for the values that we hold dear, the values of liberty, freedom, goodness, and looking out for one another.”
Dean Andreas also reiterated the importance for Christians to pray as people all around the world are touched by this tragedy.
“It is the prayer of commemoration, it is the prayer of penitence, it is the prayer for peace and hope that can sustain us,” Dean Andreas said, “Not only peace for those affected by this tragedy, but by the many other tragedies that are happening around the world.”