Bishop Denis Nulty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, has asked for prayers for all of those affected by the road traffic accident near Athy, Co Kildare last night in which there were four fatalities.
Bishop Nulty said, “I was deeply shocked to hear of the deaths of the four young women and the injuries suffered by others involved in the road crash.
“I ask the faithful of the diocese to pray for the deceased, the injured, the bereaved, friends, colleagues, the emergency services, and all those affected by this tragedy.
“It is a dark day for the people of Carlow, Rathcoole and Athy and there is very little any of us can say at this time to comfort those bereaved by this tragedy. I pray that the families will receive all the support they need at this time and that they will be given privacy to mourn their loved ones.”
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