London, England, Mar 22, 2017 / 12:30 pm
Church and government leaders offered prayers in the aftermath of an attack in London on Wednesday afternoon.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected by the incident in Westminster this afternoon," read a post on Twitter from the news page of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales.
"We pray tonight for the victims, their families, for all affected by this terrible attack and those who responded so bravely," said Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster.
Details surrounding the March 22 attack in Westminster remained unclear some four hours after an attacker in a car apparently plowed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge. The assailant then reportedly crashed the car and attempted to enter the Parliament building with a knife before being shot by armed police.