Saturday, July 11, 2015

London remembers the victims of 7/7, a decade later

From The Church Times-

THE nation came to a standstill on Tuesday to mark the ten years since the terror attacks in London on 7 July 2005, when 52 people were killed.

At a service in St Paul’s Cathedral, politicians from past and present joined with leaders of religious groups, survivors of the attacks, foreign ambassadors, and members of the emergency services to commemorate the occasion.

The hymns and the readings — read by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, among others — expressed the theme of God’s overcoming the darkness and evil of the world, reminders to his fearful people that he would draw near, comfort them, and bring peace.

Four candles had earlier been lit at the places where each bomb had been detonated: in Tube tunnels beneath Aldgate, and Edgware Road, and between King’s Cross and Russell Square, and also at Tavistock Square, where a Number 30 bus was blown up.

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