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LGBT Catholics remember Orlando victims and gunman

LGBT Catholics remember Orlando victims and gunman

Catholics remember Orlando victims

LGBT Catholics in London remembered Orlando victims at Mass on Sunday at the The Farm Street Jesuit Church.

The church placed photos of the 49 victims as well as the gunman, Omar Mateen in front of the church’s sanctuary.

In a press release a spokesperson for the church said: ‘We need to pray for everyone killed, their loved ones and families, but also Mateen, as a tortured individual, whose perception of belief appears not to have enabled him to integrate his sexuality and faith.’

On 12 June, Omar Mateen opened fire in the gay nightclub, Pulse killing 49 people and injuring 53 more. He was shot and killed by police.

Sunday’s Mass followed the London Pride Parade on Saturday where there was a strong Catholic presence.

Catholic supporters at Pride
Catholic supporters at the London Pride Parade on Saturday