is the transcript from BBC 6 May 2007
Under cloudless skies the villagers of Luz
came to pray for a family they have taken to
their hearts. Today is Mothering Sunday in
Portugal, a day when daughters bring flowers
for their mothers, Kate and Gerry McCann
joined the congregation to seek strength and
to join those prayers.
Mrs McCann clasping the soft toy that is her
daughter's favourite. The village priests
have spent many hours with the McCanns they
prayed not only for Madeleine but also for
those working day and night to find her. So
many people have been touched by the McCanns
anguish, their support means a great deal to
a family clinging to hope.
Kate - Gerry and I would just like to
express our sincere gratitude and thanks to
everybody particularly the local community
here who have offered so much support, I
couldn't ask for more, I just want to say
thank you, please continue to pray for
Madeleine, she's lovely.
Gerry - from today's service the
thing we are going to take from this is
strength and courage and hope
Publically at least the Police have said
nothing to fuel that hope and across the
search area we saw only limited activity.
I've been driving now for the greater part
of two hours in an area that extends four to
five miles out of Luz, I have seen isolated
Police units but as yet no sign of a
concentrated search. Perhaps it is this face
that will help provide fresh leads, the last
picture of Madeleine on what should have
been a perfect holiday.
Robert Hall BBC News Portugal