‘Pray at work’, bishop says10 September 2012
Catholics should pray publicly during the day, the Catholic bishop responsible for evangelisation has said.
In a statement released last Friday the Bishop of Arundel and Brighton, Kieran Conry, urged Catholics to pause "for a moment of prayer and thanksgiving" at 3pm on the first Friday of every month. Bishop Conry is Chairman of the Bishops' Department for Evangelisation and Catechesis and was instrumental in the reintroduction of Friday abstinence from meat in England and Wales.
He said that public prayer could be an act of faith and witness. He said: "You're not only deepening your relationship with [Christ], but quietly and confidently witnessing to your faith to those around you."
Bishop Conry's suggestion came three days after a UK government lawyer told the European Court of Human Rights that Christians who felt that restrictions imposed by their employer clashed with their beliefs had the option of "resigning and moving to another job".
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