Thursday , April 19 2018
Home / Politics / PM reflects on Britain's 'dark moments' in Easter message

PM reflects on Britain's 'dark moments' in Easter message

Media playback is unsupported on your device

Media captionPM makes Grenfell tribute in Easter message

Theresa May has hailed the "triumph of the human spirit" after last year's multiple terror attacks and the Grenfell Tower fire.

In her Easter message, the prime minister said she saw how victims and survivors found strength in their relatives and communities.

She also said the Easter story offered the "inspiring promise of new life" in times of adversity.

Seventy-one people died in the London tower block fire in June 2017.

Four terror attacks – at Westminster Bridge, Manchester Arena, London Bridge and a mosque in north London – killed 36 people last year.

Image copyright PA

Mrs May, a vicar's daughter and practicing Christian, said: "Easter is the most important time in the Christian calendar.

"A time when we remember Christ's sacrifice on the cross and give thanks for the promise of redemption afforded by his resurrection."

  • In pictures: Christians celebrate Easter around the world

She said the events of 2017 were "some dark moments" for Britain, but added: "I know from speaking to the victims and survivors of these terrible events how vital the love and support they have received from their friends, family and neighbours has been to them as they begin to rebuild their lives."

"In the bravery of those facing adversity, the dedication of our emergency services, and the generosity of local communities, we see the triumph of the human spirit," she said.

"The Easter story contains an inspiring promise of new life and the triumph of hope," she added.

"For Christians around the world facing persecution, the message of the cross and the resurrection help them to stand firm in their faith."

About admin

Our goal is to help you improve your life and improve your standard of living and gain more knowledge about what to do in all cases whether Business and Investing or Arts and Entertainment or

Check Also

Mother's anger over MP's Iraq Facebook posts

Image copyright Facebook Image caption Mr Thomson posted pictures of himself near Victory Arch and on Saddam's throneThe mother of a soldier killed in Iraq has said a Conservative MP should stand down over social media posts during a fact-finding visit to the country. Aberdeen South MP Ross Thomson posted pictures and joked about channelling his "inner dictator" during a trip to Baghdad. Diane Douglas, from Aberdeen, lost her son L/Cpl Allan Douglas in the Iraq conflict in 2006. Mr Thomson has said he did not intend to cause offence. The private Facebok posts, obtained by the Herald newspaper, showed Mr Thomson smiling while sitting on Saddam's throne and also pretending to hold the notorious Victory Arch - a symbol of Saddam's brutal rule - in his hands. Alongside a smiling emoji wearing sunglasses, Mr Thomson wrote: "Another terrific day in Iraq. "I was able to channel my inner dictator with a visit to Sadam's military parade ground The Swords of Qadisiyah (..

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *