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#PrayForPriests during Holy Week, says Cardinal Nichols

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Vatican calls for creative ways to protect elderly from loneliness

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Bishop offers prayers for Manchester attack victims

The Bishop of Salford has offered his prayers for all of those affected by last night’s suicide attack in Manchester.

“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,” said Bishop John Arnold.

“I thank the emergency services for their prompt and speedy response which saved lives,” he added.

“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.”

Twenty-two people, including children, were killed and 59 injured during the attack at Manchester Arena.

The blast occurred in the foyer of the arena on Monday 22nd May at 10.35pm, as US singer Ariana Grande concluded her concert.

Police said that a lone male attacker, who died in the blast, detonated an improvised explosive device.

Picture: Emergency services at Manchester Arena after reports of an explosion at the venue during an Ariana Grande gig. (Peter Byrne/PA).

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#PrayForPriests during Holy Week, says Cardinal Nichols

Cardinal Vincent Nichols is encouraging Catholics to pray for our priests through Holy Week – particularly on Maundy Thursday when we recall the Last Supper and the institution of the Holy Eucharist. “We’re asking priests to renew their promises, the promises they...

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