Southwark Archbishop's statement: Terror attack in Streatham

Archbishop John Wilson

Archbishop John Wilson

Source: Archdiocese of Southwark

Archbishop John Wilson of Southwark has issued the following statement after Sunday's terror attack in Streatham, South London. The Archdiocese of Southwark has revealed that one of its employees - a teacher in a Catholic school - was injured in the attack.

It is both saddening and shocking that, yet again, there has been a terrorist attack on innocent bystanders on a street in London. A normal Sunday afternoon in Streatham became the scene for a violent attack.

For those who think that terrorism can achieve anything we commit ourselves with determination to saying 'no' to violence on our streets and within our communities.

Our thoughts and prayers are with those who have been injured and with their families, and with all affected by this senseless assault. We thank our emergency services for their support and response.

We will continue to stand together as a community. We will not allow this event, terrible though it is, to divide us. We are from different countries and religious beliefs, but we are united in our common humanity and our shared desire for a peaceful coexistence where every person is respected and can live in safety.

As the Catholic community in Streatham we will continue to build good relations and work for the common good of all those who call this part of London their home. Violence solves nothing. We are, and remain, a people united for peace.


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