The death toll after a terror attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, UK on Monday has risen to 22, with over 50 people injured.
ISIS claimed responsibility of the attack which was a suicide attack and an act of terrorism. Police have one man in custody.
In the wake of this horrific incident which is being mourned around the world, Christian leaders spoke out.
Evangelist Franklin Graham tweeted: “Join me in praying for the families of the 19 killed and the more than 50 people injured in the #Manchester bombing.”
Christian author and speaker Eric Metaxas retweeted a post from Anne Carlson Kennedy about praying for the victims of the Manchester attack, accompanied by an article on the difference of thoughts versus prayers, stating: “Thoughts are not the same as Prayers.”
Anthony Bradley, a professor of theology and religion studies at The King's College described it as really sad news while Pastor Eugene Cho tweeted: “Heartbroken. Praying for Manchester & the UK. For those mourning loved ones. For those injured and fighting for life. Lord, in your mercy.”Christian author Trillia Newbell retweeted Pastor Cho's sentiments, saying she, too, was praying.
Christian author and blogger Sarah Bessey, who is from the UK, tweeted: “Heartsick for #Manchester. Prayers for all of the victims and their loved ones.”
Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse expressed Americans' solidarity with Brits in this time of mourning, stating: Cowards who kill innocent children are enemies of free & decent people around the world. Tonight Americans mourn with our British allies.
The UK's Prime Minister Theresa May, who identifies as a Christian issued a statement following the attack. “We are working to establish the full details of what is being treated by the police as an appalling terrorist attack,” May said. “All our thoughts are with the victims and the families of those who have been affected.”
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