A bomb has exploded in Thailand’s capital, Bangkok, killing at least 16 people and injuring more than 80.
The attack took place close to the Erawan Shrine – a major tourist attraction.
Bishop Declan Lang, Chair of the Bishops’ International Affairs department, visited Thailand two years ago and called for Catholics to pray for the victims:
“Tonight Catholics throughout England and Wales will be praying for the people of Thailand and all those affected by this appalling attack.
“I strongly recall the generous hospitality we received in Bangkok two years ago and wish to convey my solidarity with the local Church at this most challenging time.”
Rt Rev Declan Lang
Chair, Department for International Affairs
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales