Let thy continual mercy, O Lord, enkindle in thy Church the never-failing gift of love, that, following the example of thy servant William Wilberforce, we may have grace to defend the poor, and maintain the cause of those who have no helper; for the sake of him who gave his life for us, thy Son our Savior Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Ghost, one God, now and for ever. Amen.
Today the Church remembers William Wilberforce (1759-1833), politician, social reformer & leading English abolitionist. His campaigning was instrumental in passing the 1807 Act abolishing the slave trade in the British Empire & the Act abolishing slavery in 1833. [MT1163.W5] pic.twitter.com/6kuhcdEhAU
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