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Monday, December 5, 2016
Statements from Cardinals of Ireland and Scotland
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¬†Cardinal Keith O'Brien, President of the Bishops' Conference of Scotland said: "On behalf of my brother Bishops and myself I send deepest sympathies to all those affected by these appalling terrorist attacks together with the promise of our thoughts and prayers at this traumatic time. Cardinal O'Brien added "Like everyone else I am deeply shocked at the scenes of violence, panic and confusion unfolding before our eyes today. I have written to The Prime Minister, Tony Blair and the President of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor assuring them of the support and sympathy of the Catholic community in Scotland. On hearing the news of the explosions yesterday in London, the Most Reverend SeŠn Brady, Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland said: "My thoughts and prayers are with the dead, the wounded and their families. "On behalf of my brother bishops and myself I offer my condolences and prayers to all those affected. "I wish to commend the emergency services for their work in responding to this atrocity. "I would like to assure the President of the Bishops' Conference of England and Wales, Cardinal Cormac Murphy O'Connor of the sympathy and support of the entire Catholic community in Ireland at this difficult time."
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