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In an official statement published on mormonnewsroom.org.uk, Elder Patrick Kearon expressed condolences on behalf of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Elder Kearon acts as the Europe Area President of the Church. He said:
“Our hearts are filled with sorrow as we hear of the devastating violence in Manchester, where young people and their parents had gathered to enjoy an evening of music and entertainment. Our thoughts and prayers reach out to those who are suffering as a result of these tragic events. May the love of God and of decent people – demonstrated by spontaneous acts of kindness towards victims – heal hearts and provide comfort.”
At least 22 people (including children) were killed in the suicide bombing, which took place outside an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. More than 50 others were injured in the attack, being claimed by the terrorist organization ISIS.
Grande, the American pop star whose concert was just ending as the bomb went off, tweeted last night:
from the bottom of my heart, i am so so sorry. i don’t have words.
— Ariana Grande (@ArianaGrande) May 23, 2017