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London Riots: Archbishop Calls for Prayers

The Archbishop of Westminster, Most Rev Vincent Nichols said in a statement today: “The scenes of the last few nights in parts of London and elsewhere are shocking. The criminal violence and theft that have been witnessed are to be condemned. They are a callous disregard for the common good of our society and show how easily basic principles of respect and honesty are cast aside. ”

“I ask that Catholics pray especially for those directly affected by the violence, for those facing danger on the streets, for those whose livelihood has been ruined, for those whose lives are marked by fear, for those whose parents are worried about the behaviour of their youngsters and for those who, at this time, are being tempted into the ways of violence and theft.”

“In the face of these difficulties, a forthright common effort is needed to ensure that these times bring out the best in our society and not the worst. I am sure that, as Catholic citizens, we shall play our part with clear principles for living, both as individuals and as a society, with honesty, compassion and prayer.”

“May God grant us courage and determination to shape our lives with dignity, self respect and care for the common good.”

The above was here.

For live coverage  of the riots, click here.

4 thoughts on “London Riots: Archbishop Calls for Prayers

  1. This shows simply the postmodern discontent and even rage, that has opened since the generational loss of the Judeo-Christian world-view, itself..at least somewhat! The Anglican Communion, and especially the CoE by some degree must bare some of this, as it has lost the Gospel, simply but oh so profoundly for the British people!

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