Lichfield Cathedral opens book of condolence for victims of Brussels terrorist attack

A book of condolence for victims of the terrorist attacks in Brussels has been opened at Lichfield Cathedral.

More than 30 people were killed on attacks on an airport and the city’s metro system earlier this week.

Adrian Dorber

Adrian Dorber

The Very Revd Adrian Dorber, Dean of Lichfield, said he hoped people of all faiths would come together to show solidarity.

“On behalf of the community at Lichfield Cathedral I want to extend our prayers and sympathy to the families of all those who lost their lives in the terrorist bombings at Brussels airport and the metro.

“Brussels is a lively, youthful, international and multi-cultural city with a very high proportion of global and European institutions having their headquarters there. It prides itself on its tolerance and inclusivity. Attacks such as this are designed to de-stabilise and demoralise.

“In the face of evil, people of faith, and all people of conscience, must come together to show our belief in the sovereignty of goodness and justice.

“A condolence book will also be in place to collect expressions of sympathy and solidarity.”

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  1. Rob

    24th March, 2016 at 6:00 pm

    Better keep it open, due to the extremely remote possibility that there might be more terrorist attacks.
    Nothing to worry about really.
    In each instance create an appropriate hashtag, cartoon, and idiotic catchphrase, and slap each others backs while ignoring the problem on twitter.

  2. Cearbhaill

    24th March, 2016 at 10:28 pm

    Every time that this happens you get the same response, the soulful narrative full of the correct slogans oblivious to the real problem at hand. I don’t think that MrDorber knows much about Brussels, its sectarian violence, criminality, imposed (undercover) sharia law. It is certainly not the harmonious place that he describes. I also hope that he noticed that this latest atrocity happened during Holy Week, any coincidences there d’ya think? How’s that for inter-faith dialogue! Best keep your doors open I think.

  3. Cearbhaill

    28th March, 2016 at 12:16 am

    More inter faith dialogue MrDorber on Easter day too! (Christians celebrating Easter)

    Please just start a book of condolences for all victims of Islamic violence.