The Most Reverend Malcolm McMahon OP, Archbishop of Liverpool, has issued the following statement on the death of Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
‘I pray for the repose of the soul of Prince Philip and for Her Majesty the Queen and all the members of the Royal Family at this time of sorrow.
‘We give thanks for Prince Philip’s life of loyal public service to our country, the support he has faithfully given to Her Majesty the Queen and the Royal Family and his presence among us for so many years.
‘May this good and faithful servant rest in the peace of the Risen Lord.’
The Archbishop will celebrate Mass for the repose of the soul of HRH Prince Philip at 4.00 pm on Saturday 10 April, in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King, Liverpool.