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Norwich procession set to ignite flames of faith 

More than 1,000 Roman Catholics from across East Anglia are expected to march silently through Norwich city centre tomorrow night to mark the start of the church’s second year of the New Evangelisation.

Christians from across the Diocese of East Anglia will gather at the Castle Mound at 8pm before processing with lighted candles through the city streets to St John the Baptist Cathedral.
 
The procession is to celebrate the end of the first year of the New Evangelisation, inspired by Pope Francis who asked catholics throughout the world to commit to personal renewal.
 
The second year, which is now beginning, will focus on evangelisation of parishes in Norfolk, Suffolk, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.
 
The procession will be led by thr Bishop of East Anglia, the Rt Rev Alan Hopes under the banner of Ignite, the initiative for young catholics across the diocese.
 
Once in the Cathedral, there will be an all-night vigil led by parishes and young people. The Vigil will conclude on Saturday with Mass celebrated in the Cathedral.
 
Pictured is last year’s procession across Norwich city centre. Copyright © Paul Hurst
 


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