THE family of Iraq hostage Ken Bigley thanked people for their support on the steps of Liverpool's Catholic cathedral yesterday following a multi-faith event.
A message from Craig Bigley, Ken's son, was read out to around 1,000 people including Muslims, Christians, Jews, Sikhs, Buddhists, Baha's and Hindus, who had joined together to hear Merseyside Council of Faith vice-chairman Dr Shiv Pande read out Craig Bigley's message.
It said; "On behalf of my dad's family in Liverpool, I would like to thank the people of Merseyside for their continued support and prayers.
"We hope you understand that we cannot be with you."
Dr Pande added: "There is hardly a corner of the world not touched by Ken's family's appeals.
"Ken is an innocent man doing his job. He might not have agreed with the policy in Iraq, but he just needed to earn bread for his family," he added.
Religious representatives toured temples, mosques and synagogues before walking along Hope Street between the city's two cathedrals in an act of symbolic solidarity.
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