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Mass for racial harmony in Guyana held in NY

The annual Mass for New York-based Guyanese Catholics and nationals, usually held in early October for the past 30 years, was initially cancelled this year on account of the COVID-19 pandemic and the civil unrest in New York City.

However, as Guyana suffered the aftermath from its national election in March which resulted in racial animosity and distrust among its people, exacerbated by the heinous murders of three in West Coast Berbice, Guyana-born Msgr Paul Jervis saw an urgency in gathering Guyanese Catholics to pray for their homeland.

Having shared his concerns with fellow Guyanese Rev Joseph Dass and members of the Guyanese Mass Committee, a special Mass was subsequently organised for racial harmony, peace, and reconciliation among the ethnic communities in Guyana.

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