Bishop Paul on Remembrance Sunday

As the region gathers to remember those who have died in war the Bishop of Liverpool has spoken about the need to strive for peace

"As we gather today to remember those who sacrificed so much, we must also remember the backdrop of conflict today in many regions of the world. The tragic loss of so many young and gifted people in the wars must push us to consider peaceful ways to bring justice and reconciliation to this still-broken world. Robust but calm conversation remains the only long-term solution to our ills. Churchill was right: to jaw-jaw is always better than to war-war. It must never be our first resort to use weapons in anger.

"I stand as a believer in Jesus Christ the prince of peace, and as I honour and remember all those who have died, I will be praying that for their sake we may we put our energies into resolving the world’s conflicts in peace.”

"The tragic loss of so many young and gifted people in the wars must push us to consider peaceful ways to bring justice and reconciliation to this still-broken world."