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Carib Queen Nona Aquan (second from left) leads the Santa Rosa procession with the statue (background, right). Photo: Gerard-Paul Wanliss

By Raymond Syms
Twitter: @RaymsCN

The celebrant and homilist at Sunday’s annual feast day Mass of St Rose of Lima at the Santa Rosa RC has praised the contribution of the Santa Rosa First Peoples and apologised for the Church’s past sins against the Community.

Fr Steve Duncan, parish priest of the Santa Rosa/Malabar Cluster in Arima, said since coming to the parish three years ago, he looked forward to the annual reappearance of the red, white, yellow and pink flags, the colours of St Rose, the Peruvian saint, around the nearby Santa Rosa Park.

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