Pope Francis has sent his condolences to the loved ones of the victims of the terrorist attack yesterday in London. According to BBC, yesterday, March 22, 2017, in a terror attack near the Houses of Parliament, four people were killed and some 40 others injured. During the afternoon, a terrorist drove a car over Westminster Bridge, near the Houses of Parliament in the city central, killing at least two pedestrians and injuring many others. The car subsequently crashed into railings outside the Houses of Parliament. Armed with a knife, the attacker ran to Parliament where he police confronted him. One officer, who was not armed, was stabbed and killed. The armed officers shot dead the attacker.
Below is the Vatican-provided text of the Pope’s message:
Archbishop of Westminster
President of the Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales
Deeply saddened to learn of the loss of life and of the injuries caused by the attack in central London, His Holiness Pope Francis expresses his prayerful solidarity with all those affected by this tragedy. Commending those who have died to the loving mercy of Almighty God, His Holiness invokes divine strength and peace upon their grieving families, and he assures the nation of his prayers at this time.
Cardinal Pietro Parolin
Secretary of State
[Original text: English]