THE Archbishop of York, Doctor John Sentamu, has ended an eight-day fast and prayer for peace.

Dr Sentamu carried out the vigil with Bishop Mouneer Anis, the Bishop of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa.

He said: “It has been a real privilege for me to hold a vigil of ‘Hope and Trust for Peace and Justice in God’s World’, in the Chapel of St John, York Minster. A big thank you to everyone and especially the excellent staff at York Minster.

“People came from across our Global Village. I was strengthened in my prayers by the presence of Bishop Mouneer Anis, the President Bishop of Jerusalem and the Middle East who has been staying with me and he decided to join the prayers for peace in a world filled with mistrust, anger, hatred, the loathing of the other who is different from us and the misplaced trust in militarism.”