A mass served in London to commemorate Kursk sailors

A mass was served yesterday in Great Britain in memory of the wrecked Russian submarine Kursk crew. The mass took place in one of the Westminster Cathedral chapels in the centre of London. It was served on behalf of the Conference of the Bishops of England and Wales. “We are praying for those who died aboard the Kursk, aboard the Concord and in the Austrian Alps,” Bishop Crispian Hollis addressed compassionate words to all bereaved. "We do not know the religion of those who died, and it does not matter: the Lord accepts all His children of whatever faith and nationality," he said. The Church of England serves masses as yesterday’s once a year in token of solidarity with bereaved brothers and sisters all over Europe, Right Reverend Crispian Hollis said to RIA Novosti. Grigori Karasin, Russian ambassador to the United Kingdom, was among those attending the mass. An Eastern Christian service in memory of the Kursk crew had been held in one of London's Russian Orthodox churches last September. WWII Arctic convoy veterans were on the congregation.