Cardinal Archbishop of Westminster

Cardinal Vincent Sends Condolences to French Community in London

Following the terrorist attack in Nice on Bastille Day, Cardinal Vincent has written to the French community at Notre Dame de France Church to offer his condolences and prayers for the victims. In his letter, the Cardinal writes:

'I write today to express my horror at the terrible massacre of innocent victims in Nice last night as they were celebrating Bastille Day. This senseless attack on life is to be utterly condemned as entirely contrary to the values of civilisation and of our faith.

'My thoughts and prayers are with the victims and all who witnessed this brutal attack. I pray for those who were murdered, those who suffered terrible injuries, and all who were bereaved or traumatized by this atrocity. I pray too for the people of Nice and of all of France, of all faiths and none, as they come to terms with this tragedy. May God comfort them and strengthen their resolve to strive ever more for peace in this world.

'Please be assured too of the prayers of the Catholic community in England and Wales. May God bless you and may he guide us always in the ways of peace.'

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