The annual Day of Prayer for Survivors and Victims of Abuse took place on Friday 15 February 2019, just one week before the historic gathering in Rome hosted by Pope Francis on 21-24 February Rome to discuss the safeguarding of minors in the Church. We ask for your prayers for all those who have been hurt by abuse in the Church. We pray for Pope Francis and for the success of the meeting in Rome at which senior bishops and religious superiors from around the world will be attending. Up to and during that meeting a Candle of Atonement will be lit in the church during all Masses. You are also asked to pray the Prayer of Atonement which will be displayed near the candle. The text of this prayer is also available at the back of the church should you wish to pray it at home.