Leaders from across different faiths ask the public to join them in a national day to remember those who have died from any cause during the pandemic – being held on Tues 23 March - and to show support for everyone who has been bereaved.

Spearheaded by the charity Marie Curie and supported by the Together Coalition, over 200 organisations are already behind the National Day of Reflection and today 82 prominent leaders from religious groups including the Buddhist Society, British Sikh Nurses, Professional Women of Faith, Catholic Union, the Islamic Society of Britain, the Church of England, Commonwealth Jewish Council and Interfaith Matters have signed an open letter backing the day.

The Bishop of London, Sarah Mullally said: "Alongside all of the pain, the pandemic has also given us something, a renewed sense of community and a sense that we are looking out for each other. On the 23rd of March please join us in marking both of these - reflecting on those we have lost, but also reaching out to connect with those who have survived and will need our support and love in the coming weeks and months."

Read the full story from Marie Curie.

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