Jesuit priest brings message of peace and reconciliation to Chinese embassy vigil
Fr Dominic Robinson SJ, Jesuit priest at Farm Street Church and Chair of the Westminster Diocese Justice and Peace Network, brought a message of peace to a vigil outside the Chinese Embassy in Portland Place in London. The vigil for the people of Hong Kong took place on Sunday 19th January and was attended by representatives from various faith and human rights groups, as well as a number of Tibetans and Uyghurs.
Fr Dominic told the vigil: “As Christians we share in that vital human belief that violence, repression and violation of human rights is never the answer. Pope Francis, in his Message for World Day of Peace on January 1st, urges us instead to search for peace and justice which is based on dialogue and mutual trust. We call for that spirit of dialogue and respect in Hong Kong in the midst of an extremely worrying situation. The people of Hong Kong deserve this; every human being created with a special dignity deserves this; society as a whole, if it seeks to promote the common good, deserves this.”