Pope Francis has sent a message expressing his deep sadness over the Manchester terrorist attack and his concern for the injured and killed, invoking God’s blessings of peace, healing and strength upon all.
Bishop John writes:
“The citizens of Manchester and the members of the Catholic community are united in condemning the attack on the crowds at the Manchester Arena. Such an attack can have no justification. I thank the emergency services for their prompt and speedy response which saved lives. We join in prayer for all those who have died and for the injured and their families and all affected by this tragedy. We must all commit ourselves to working together, in every way, to help the victims and their families and to build and strengthen our community solidarity”.