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Service of Welcome

Service of Welcome

A fragment of bone believed to come from the arm of Thomas Becket is being brought back to Canterbury Cathedral.

The relic is coming from Hungary, where it is held in the Basilica of Esztergom, to be the centrepiece of a week –long pilgrimage which finishes in Canterbury during the weekend of 28 May and 29 May.

On Saturday 28 May the pilgrims, including Hungarian Ambassador, Mr Péter Szabadhegy and other Hungarian delegates, are planning to walk and carry the relic from Harbledown on the outskirts of the city to the Cathedral.

The pilgrims will be greeted at the Cathedral by the Dean, the Very Revd Dr Robert Willis; the Bishop of Dover, the Rt Revd Trevor Willmott and the Lord Mayor of Canterbury. A short service of celebration will then be held and all are welcome to attend.

For more about the week-long pilgrimage visit the Hungarian Embassy website.

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