Mgr Clifford Stokes and Fr Peter-John Pearson were invested into the Equestrian Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre by Archbishop Stephen Brislin at Corpus Christi church in Wynberg on April 3. Archbishop Brislin is the prior of the order in South Africa. In his homily, Archbishop Brislin called for solidarity with the Christians of the Holy Land, most of whom are Palestinians. In his closing remarks, Fr Pearson outlined the suffering of Palestinians in the occupied West Bank and especially Gaza, which is suffering from a blockade by Israel. The Knights of the Holy Sepulchre, who do developmental work in the Holy Land and encourage pilgrimages there, were represented by local magistral delegate Joseph Quinn and knights and a dame of the order from Britain. (Photo: Günther Simmermacher)
Pictured are (from left): Fr Christopher Jesudhason, parish priest of Corpus Christi, Wynberg, Dcn Lionel Cooper, Fr Peter John Pearson, Archbishop Stephen Brislin, Nancy Quinn (a Dame of the order from the UK), Mgr Clifford Stokes, Joseph Quinn, and David Smith and Michael Cowley (Knights of the order from the UK).