Archbishop’s Message in Response to Murder of Birmingham Schoolgirl Christina Edkins

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The Most Reverend Bernard Longley, Archbishop of Birmingham, said in a message from Rome yesterday (Thursday, 7 March):

“I am shocked to hear of the terrible attack on young Christina Edkins as she was making her way to school on a bus today. My thoughts and prayers are with her bereft family and with all her friends at Leasowes High School, in Halesown.”

The Archbishop of Birmingham added:

“The loss of a young life in these tragic circumstances raises many questions about our respect for life and about safeguarding children in public places.”