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The tranquil north aisle of a world-famous Christian church in the heart of London has taken on an even more special meaning these past few weeks.
Because here is housed the journalists’ altar, where not a day passes without prayers being said for the safety of all those journalists and cameramen whose responsibility is to report news from around the world, particularly at this time from Iraq.
St Bride’s Church in Fleet Street is one of the great churches built by Christopher Wren. It rose from the ashes during another famous conflict, the Second World War. London newspapers may have left Fleet Street, but the industry today is still known by that name and many journalists often refer to St Bride’s as the ‘street’s cathedral.’
Reporting events in worn-torn countries is a hazardous duty and, sadly, the list of names of all those whose lives have been taken in the conflict, has grown these past few weeks. Here are those names:
Below these names is a simple message that reads:
And finally, here is a prayer for journalists: