The Church of Ireland Bishop of Connor and the Roman Catholic Bishop of Down and Connor have welcomed news that an agreement has been reached to end the Ardoyne parade dispute.
In a joint statement the Rt Rev Alan Abernethy, and the Most Rev Noel
Treanor, said, “We welcome news that both sides involved in this
long-running dispute have reached agreement. We would like to pay tribute to all those who have worked tirelessly
behind the scenes to bring this situation to a peaceful conclusion,
allowing this area of north Belfast to continue on its journey of
“We continue to pray for all those who strive towards peace and a shared future in the area.”