Prince William Reads Bible Passage About Love's Power At Manchester Memorial Service

"If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing."

The U.K.'s Prince William read a passage from the 1 Corinthians to commemorate the anniversary of Manchester Arena terror attack last year.

During a memorial service at Manchester Cathedral, the 22 concert-goers who died during the attack were remembered. Family members of the victims were among the attendees, as were attack survivors, first responders, Prince William, and Prime Minister Theresa May.

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"If I speak in the tongues of mortals and of angels, but do not have love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing," he read. "If I give away all my possessions, and if I hand over my body so that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing... It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things."

On Friday, Time published an interview with singer Ariana Grande, who was performing the night of the attack inside Manchester Arena, about her experience. Grande said she has started going to therapy and explained that self-care had poured into her music, helping her creatively.

"The processing part is going to take forever," she said. "You think with time it'll become easier to talk about. Or you'll make peace with it. But every day I wait for that peace to come and it's still very painful."

After the attack, Grande visited with victims and their families in the hospital and has repeatedly mentioned them during concerts since. The city of Manchester named her an honorary citizen

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