Monday 19 August, 2019

Church keeps candle light vigil for slain children

Members from the group that represent revivalist churches across Jamaica gathered at the Secret Gardens Monument in downtown Kingston where they spent several hours praying for the most vulnerable in the nation.

The monument, located at the intersection of Tower and Church Street was designed in 2008 by sculptor, Paul Napier is already running out of space to hold the names of children that continue to be slaughtered by criminals. Sources from the Kingston St Andrew Corporation (KSAC) said that already the monument bears the names of over six hundred names of the nation's children who have lost their lives to violence. 

“We are totally against the killing of the nation’s children. We are totally upset about what we are seeing and hearing,” said Bishop Brian Cameron in an interview with Loop News.

The spiritual leader in his address issued a call for Jamaicans to do more to ensure the most vulnerable in the country are protected

‘We are disappointed with what is happening, even with the people who are placed in positions to protect the children and are abusing their powers. I am talking the pastors, the policemen,” said the Bishop as he threw jabs at church members in Jamaica who have in recent times being identified as abusers of children.

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