The parents of the British girl feared abducted from a holiday apartment in Portugal have attended a church service to pray for her safe return.
Gerry McCann said the Catholic mass gave them “strength, courage and hope”.
Mr. McCann told reporters: “We continue to hope for the best possible outcome from this for us and for Madeleine.”
A tearful Kate McCann said: “Gerry and I would just like to express our sincere gratitude and thanks to everybody, but particularly the local community here, who have offered so much support.
“We couldn’t have asked for more. I just wanted to say thank you. Please continue to pray for Madeleine.”
Updated 18:41, May 6, 2007