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Cardinal talks about London Bridge attack in reflection on Golden Jubilee of Liverpool's Catholic Cathedral

05/06/2017 1:11 pm

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, President of the Bishops' Conference and Archbishop of Westminster, was in his home city of Liverpool at the weekend celebrating the 50th anniversary of the iconic Metropolitan Cathedral of Christ the King.

In a short audio clip, recorded on the Feast of Pentecost, Sunday 4 June, the Cardinal recalls the 'shocked silence' that filled the cathedral the day after the Hillsborough disaster and paused to remember in prayer those killed and injured in the London Bridge and Borough Market attack in London that took place the night before on Saturday 3 June:

"The [memory] that stands out most in my mind was the ceremony we had on the day after the Hillsborough disaster where 96 people died. And of course when I think of that event, which filled the cathedral with such a sad and shocked silence, I think of the people who lost their lives on London Bridge and in Borough Market and the impact that has had - because that sudden taking of life is always so terrible but it's exactly what we bring to the Lord in our prayer in our churches."