Cardinal Nichols offers prayers for Finsbury Park attack victims
His Eminence Cardinal Vincent Nichols has today issued the following statement in the aftermath of the Finsbury Park attack.
Condeming the attacks, he said:
'Together with people all over this country I am appalled at the deliberate attack on people leaving their late night prayers, as the end of their day of fasting, at the mosque in Finsbury Park.
“I have assured the leadership of the Mosque and the Muslim Welfare Centre of our prayers and support.
"Violence breeds violence. Hatred breeds hatred.
"Every one of us must repudiate hatred and violence from our words and actions.
“We must all be builders of understanding, compassion and peace, day by day, in our homes, our work and our communities.
“That is the only way.”
The tragic incident left a pedestrian dead and several others injured after a man in a white van drove into worshipers by a mosque.
Finsbury Park Mosque came under an arson attack in 2015.