Multi-faith vigil to be held in Brierfield

A vigil will be held at St Luke's Church
A vigil will be held at St Luke's Church
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A prayer vigil is to be held in Brierfield tonight to remember the victims of the Manchester terror attack.

The Burnley and Pendle Friends League has organised the vigil at St Luke's Church parish hall at 7-30pm which will be led by leaders from different faiths.

Secretary of the league Mr Mozaquir Ali said: "The community at large is mourning the atrocity committed in Manchester.

"It was a vicious and senseless attack. Our prayers are for the victims and their families. We stand shoulder to shoulder with our friends across the communities in condemning this attack."

The suicide attack carried out by SalmaN Abedi at the Manchester Arena on Monday night claimed the lives of 22 people and injured many more.

Mr Ali said that the killer should not be considered a man of faith.

He added: "The killer does not represent any faith. This was a criminal act which we completely reject."