Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster

Cardinal Vincent prays for victims of Spain terrorist attacks

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has condemned the terrorist attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils, and has offered prayers for the victims:

‘I am profoundly shocked and dismayed at the terrorist attacks targeting innocent people in the Ramblas area of Barcelona and in Cambrils. I pray for all who have died, those who were injured, and all who were affected by the senseless attacks. I offer my condolences to all who mourn those who have died. 

‘As we stand in solidarity with the people of Spain, I pray that God may restore peace and strengthen and sustain all people of goodwill in our resolve to stand united in the face of evil.’

The terrorist attack on the Ramblas area of Barcelona took place on 17th August, as a van drove deliberately into pedestrians on the pavement, leaving 13 dead and scores wounded. In the early hours of Friday, 18th August, another attack took place in Cambrils, southwest of Barcelona, believed to be perpetrated by the same individuals, and leaving one person dead and seven injured.

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