Cardinal O’Malley on Boston Bombing

16 Apr

Cardinal O'MalleyIn the wake of the deadly bombing that struck the Boston Marathon yesterday, which killed 3 people and left over 100 injured, the Archbishop of Boston, Cardinal Sean O’Malley, issued the following message of prayer and concern:

The Archdiocese of Boston joins all people of good will in expressing deep sorrow following the senseless acts of violence perpetrated at the Boston Marathon today. Our prayers and concern are with so many who experienced the trauma of these acts, most especially the loved ones of those who lives were lost and those who were injured, and the injured themselves.

The citizens of the City of Boston and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts are blessed by the bravery and heroism of many, particularly the men and women of the police and fire departments and emergency services who responded within moments of these tragic events. Governor Patrick, Mayor Menino and Police Commissioner Davis are providing the leadership that will see us through this most difficult time and ensure that proper procedures are followed to protect the public safety.

In the midst of the darkness of this tragedy we turn to the light of Jesus Christ, the light that was evident in the lives of people who immediately turned to help those in need today. We stand in solidarity with our ecumenical and interfaith colleagues in the commitment to witness the greater power of good in our society and to work together for healing.

One Response to “Cardinal O’Malley on Boston Bombing”

  1. Neville Fernando - A franciscan from Sri Lanka April 16, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

    Yes, Brother Cardinal, we too agree with you and pray for the victims of Boston. We Sri Lankans were had more than ever in the world bomb blasts for 30 years. Many innocent civilians and very important personals like president of the nation (Mr.R. Premadasa)killed due to the civil war. Right Now, we are just begun to have a new life after forgetting and and pardoning all what we have done in the past amung us but still some other international communities are still supporting the terrorism is sad. If the Risen Christ is with us,really do the justice to the world. Let us equally accept the reality. God bless us all.

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