Archbishops welcome Northern Ireland parades agreement
by Gavin Drake
Source: Anglican Communion News Service
The Archbishops of Armagh and Canterbury have issued a joint statement welcoming the negotiated end of a three-year stand-off between a protestant group and Roman Catholic residents. The loyalist Protestant Orange Order is organised into local lodges; and, by tradition, they have an annual march from their lodge hall to a local church, normally in July. But these are seen as provocative by residents in the republican Catholic residential areas the marches pass through.