Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster

Cardinal Nichols offers prayers for victims of Parsons Green explosion

Following the terrorist act on a train at Parsons Green Underground Station this morning (15th September), Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Vincent Nichols has issued the following statement: 

‘I am dismayed at yet another cowardly attack on innocent people, including young children, as they were commuting to work and school this morning.  I pray for all who were injured in the blast and in the ensuing stampede, and for all who were affected by the incident. May God grant them and all Londoners peace and strengthen our resolve to stand against such evil acts.’ 

The Cardinal also praised the men and women of the emergency services who tended to the victims, and the residents and businesses near the station who offered them safety and comfort. ‘The generous actions of those who rushed to tend to the wounded and those who were in shock demonstrate all that is good in humanity as a small number seek to divide our society. We should all be alert, but remain calm.’

 

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