Parish raises Israeli, Sri Lankan flags


The office of St. Aidan-St. Patrick Parish, in Cumberland, was recently observed to be flying the flags of Israel and Sri Lanka. Asked to comment, Monsignor Jacques L. Plante stated that the church started flying the Israeli flag in honor of Passover, and the Sri Lankan flag in solidarity with the victims of the Easter bombings in Colombo. 

Plante said that following the shooting in Poway, California, the church will continue to fly the Israeli flag, and that the church usually chooses flags “that signify our own solidarity and prayer and concern for those places that are experiencing violence or unnatural disasters.”