Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster

Cardinal Vincent is shocked and saddened by the death of Ann Maguire

Following the news of the tragic death of Ann Maguire, a teacher at Corpus Christi College in Leeds, Cardinal Vincent expressed his shock and sorrow:

Today I express my utter shock and sadness at the tragic killing of Mrs Ann Maguire at Corpus Christi College. My heart goes out to her husband and daughters, to their wider family, to everyone at Corpus Christi Catholic College and to the parishes connected to the College.

I want to assure them of my prayers, and those of the entire Diocese of Westminster at this time. May the Lord comfort the bereaved, consoling them with his unshakeable promise of eternal life.

I pray, too, that through the shock, distress and anger that this action evokes, the light of Christ may shine, a light that calls us to trust in his merciful love, that brings us a touch of calm and healing and that opens our hearts to each other in our bewilderment and dismay.

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