Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster

Cardinal Vincent Offers Prayers for Manchester Attack Victims

Following the terrorist attack at Manchester Arena following a concert on 22nd May, Cardinal Vincent has expressed his 'shock and dismay at the horrendous killing of young and innocent people'.

The Cardinal has also offered his prayers for those who have died, the bereaved, and all who are working so hard to respond to the tragedy. 

The Cardinal's full statement reads:

'My shock and dismay at the horrendous killing of young and innocent people in the Manchester Arena, last night, is I know, shared by all people of good will. I know too that Catholics and many others will be praying earnestly for those who have been killed, for the bereaved and for grieving loved ones. 

'We pray in support of all those working so hard in response to this tragedy: the police and security forces, hospital staff, neighbours and friends and for all the people of Manchester. May God, in his mercy, strengthen and sustain us and keep us firmly united in the face of all evil.'

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