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Cardinal Nichols condemns ‘cowardly’ Parsons Green attack

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster (Getty)

Cardinal Vincent Nichols has expressed his “dismay” at the Parsons Green terror attack Friday morning, and offered his prayers to all affected.

At least 22 people were injured when an improvised device exploded on a London Underground train as it pulled in Parsons Green station in west London. There have been no reported deaths.

Police say they are treating the incident as terror related.

“I am dismayed at yet another cowardly attack on innocent people, including young children, as they were commuting to work and school this morning,” Cardinal Nichols said.

“I pray for all who were injured in the blast and in the ensuing stampede, and for all who were affected by the incident. May God grant them and all Londoners peace and strengthen our resolve to stand against such evil acts.”

The cardinal also praised the emergency services and local residents who came to help.

“The generous actions of those who rushed to tend to the wounded and those who were in shock demonstrate all that is good in humanity as a small number seek to divide our society. We should all be alert, but remain calm.”