Cardinal calls for prayer, solidarity following Westminster attack
March 24, 2017
Cardinal Vincent Nichols expressed his shock at the Westminster terrorist attack that left 40 injured and five dead, including the perpetrator, a 52-year-old British convert to Islam.
“The kind of violence we have seen all too often in other places has again brought horror and killing to this city,” the prelate said, adding:
Let our voice be one of prayer, of compassionate solidarity, and of calm. All who believe in God, Creator and Father of every person, will echo this voice, for faith in God is not a problem to be solved, but a strength and a foundation on which [to] depend.
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- Cardinal asks priests and faithful to come together in "compassionate solidarity" after London attack (Catholic Church in England and Wales)
- Khalid Masood: ‘Muslim convert and father-of-three’ behind London attack was known to MI5 with violent criminal record (The Independent)
- 2017 Westminster attack (Wikipedia)
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Posted by: R. Spanier (Catholic Canadian) -
Mar. 24, 2017 11:46 AM ET USA
"Our Father in heaven..." "No Muslim, I felt certain, ever thought of Allah as his father. Since childhood, I had been told that the surest way to know about Allah was to pray five times a day and study and think on the Koran. Yet Dr. (Pia) Santiago's words came to me again. 'Talk to God. Talk to Him as if He were your Father.' ...Wouldn't it be sinful to bring the Great One down to our level? I fell asleep that night more confused than ever." Bilquis Sheikh,'I Dared to Call Him Father' p. 50