Cardinal O'Malley: prayers and concern for victims of Boston bombing
(Vatican Radio) In the wake of the deadly bombing that struck the Boston Marathon
on Monday, which killed 3 people and left over 100 injured, the Archbishop of Boston,
Cardinal Sean O'Malley, released the following statement:
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.
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.