Statement from the Bishop of Salford on the Manchester Arena attack

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The Rt Revd John Arnold, Bishop of Salford, has issued a statement condemning the attack on concert-goers at Manchester Arena on Monday night, 22 May 2017.


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 that 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.

Bishop John Arnold
Bishop of Salford