TOMORROW is the
anniversary of the disappearance of
McCann ' and still her parents are craving that elusive
breakthrough which they hope will lead to the safe return of their
As we report today, a special Mass will be said in Liverpool tomorrow
evening and Liverpool-born
Kate's book, Madeleine, will be
published on May 12 ' Madeleine's eighth birthday.
The Mass will reflect the ongoing support given to Kate's family '
including her parents,
Susan and Brian Healy, who live in
Allerton ' by the people of this city, while it is hoped that the book
will lead to someone with vital information coming forward.
In a sense, nothing has changed from the night Madeleine went missing '
there is still incredible sadness, but there is also hope.
It is this hope which continues to drive the search. And it is this hope
which provides the response to those who, after four years, ask why
Madeleine's parents continue looking.
Gerry McCann say on their website: 'There is absolutely
nothing to suggest that Madeleine has been harmed. Madeleine is still
missing and someone needs to be looking for her. She is very young and
vulnerable and needs our help.'
Wouldn't every parent in their position be doing and saying exactly the
It is a story which, with the passing of time, has inevitably attracted
fewer and fewer headlines, but, with tomorrow's anniversary and next
week's publication of Kate McCann's book, the world's media will again
be focusing on the family's plight.
We can only hope this renewed emphasis can help bring about what we
would all dearly love to see ' a happy ending to a family's harrowing
and heartbreaking ordeal.