Learn­ing how they CAN stand up to bul­lies at 2nd an­nual rally

Lennox Herald - - OLSP NEWS­LET­TER -

OnThurs­day 16th June, 34 S6 stu­dents at­tended the 2nd an­nual CAN youth Rally at the holy shrine to Our Lady in Carfin.

Our stu­dents led the pro­ces­sion around the grounds.

This is a pon­tif­i­cal char­ity, Aid to the church in need (ACN), and Pope Fran­cis sent a mes­sage of spir­i­tual close­ness to all tak­ing part and placed them un­der the pro­tec­tion of Our Lady of Lour­des.

Bishop John Keenan of Pais­ley be­gan the rally by telling the young peo­ple to stand in sol­i­dar­ity with young peo­ple who are bul­lied and per­se­cuted by fa­nat­ics.

A refugee from Iraq spoke to the young peo­ple of his ex­pe­ri­ence, telling his story of try­ing to es­cape anti‐Chris­tian ter­ror.

The pupils found this a very pow­er­ful ex­pe­ri­ence and pre­sented their pe­ti­tion against per­se­cu­tion of Chris­tians to Bishop John.

Holy shrine 34 pupils at­tended the 2nd an­nual CAN Youth Rally in at the holy shrine to Our Lady in Carfin

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