THE community spirit displayed in West Yorkshire since the London terror bombings has been praised.
The Bishop of Leeds, the Right Rev Arthur Roche, told Catholics across the county how moved he had been since it was confirmed the bombers came from West Yorkshire.
He said: "During the course of the last week we have lived through tense and challenging times.
"Through my own personal experience, I would like to pay tribute to the people of Burley Road, Beeston, and Dewsbury for the level-headed and generous way they have res- ponded to the needs of their communities at a time of great upheaval and uncertainty.
"As I visited those communities, I was impressed and deeply touched by the evident concern and charity exercised on all sides and of their good humour, despite the shared sadness and difficulties they were facing.
"The strength of these communities at a time of great adversity speaks greatly of their spirit, their desire for harmony and of the goodwill that exists among them."