Special mass for victims of piracy


23-April-2009

The mass was dedicated to Captain Francis Roucou and crew members aboard the Indian Ocean Explorer, which was seized by the pirates, as well as other Seychellois sailors being held.

Deacon Agathine (left) and Father Chrysostome leading the ceremony

Among the congregation attending the special service were the families and friends of those victims.

Deacon Louis Agathine and Father Jean Chrysostome led the ceremony, which was organised by the NYS81 association of former National Youth Service students.

Part of the congregation attending the mass yesterday

The congregation were reminded not to lose their faith and to know that God is with them in this time of need.

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