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Archbishop - 'respond with hope'

Thursday 14th July 2005

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams, led the observation of the two minutes silence for the victims of the 7/7 London bomb attacks, whilst attending a degree ceremony at the University of Wales Aberystwyth, where he was made an honorary fellow.

Dr Williams said: "In silence we call to mind all those who have suffered in the last week. As we look into the darkness of violence we commit ourselves afresh to respond not with fear, not with hate, but with new resolution and with hope."

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