Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster

Cardinal asks priests and faithful to come together in 'compassionate solidarity' after London attack

Following the terror attack on Parliament on 22nd March, Cardinal Vincent sent the following messages to priests and parishes of the Diocese of Westminster:

'Yesterday’s attacks in Westminster have shocked us all.The kind of violence we have seen all too often in other places has again brought horror and killing to this city.

'I know you will lead people in prayer, especially for those who have lost their lives and those who have lost someone they love. Pray for Aysha Frade, killed by the car on Westminster Bridge. Her two children attend St Mary of the Angels Primary School. Pray for them and for their father. And please remember the young French students who have been injured.

'We remember too all who have been injured, and those who care for them.

'We pray in particular as well for Keith Palmer, the police officer who died, and for his family, thanking God that so many show such brave dedication to keeping our society safe.

'Let our voice be one of prayer, of compassionate solidarity, and of calm. All who believe in God, Creator and Father of every person, will echo this voice, for faith in God is not a problem to be solved, but a strength and a foundation on which we depend.'

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