Charles makes plea for healing in the North

Charles makes plea for healing in the North

Britain’s Prince Charles has said the North should not be imprisoned by its history as he called for shared healing between the divided communities.

Charles visited the North’s oldest peace and reconciliation centre today at the conclusion of a trip which has been all about healing past wounds.

The daughter of Lord Mountbatten has supported the Corrymeela Centre on the dramatic North Coast for years in its work with victims of violence on all sides.

Charles paid tribute to his great uncle earlier this week during a poignant visit to the scene of his 1979 killing by the IRA on a boat off the west coast of Ireland.

He said: “By our shared wounds and scars we can I hope, I pray, share healing and a friendship made all the stronger for the trials it has overcome.

“We have all suffered too much, too many people’s loved ones have been killed or maimed.

“Surely it is time, as I said in Sligo two days ago, that we became the subjects of our history and not its prisoners.”

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