BY Ian Dunn | March 22 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS     print icon print

20-Zaventem airport

Belgian bishops’ anguish at bombing in Brussels

The bishops of Belgium have spoken of their ‘dismay’ and ‘anguish' after this morning’s bombings in Brussels.

Two explosions have been reported Brussels’ airport, there was also an explosion at Maalbeck Metro Station in the capital and it is believed as many as 23 people may have died.

“The bishops of Belgium are dismayed by the attack in Zaventem airport [above] and the centre of Brussels,” a statement from the episcopal conference states. “They share the anguish of thousands of travellers and their families, aviation professionals and rescue teams. They ask everyone to pray for the victims in this new dramatic situation.”

The statement also reveals that airport chaplains are available to ‘provide spiritual support’ to all who need it.

The Glasgow Archdiocesan twitter account this morning called for prayers for the victims of the attacks in Brussels.

“Please pray,” it said. “It’s all we can do. Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us and all caught up in the attacks in Brussels.”

Prime Minister David Cameron has called an emergency COBRA meeting and said in a statement earlier: “I am shocked and concerned by the events in Brussels.”

Mr Cameron added that Britain ‘will do everything we can to help.’



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