Bishops respond to NZ mosque attacks
15th March 2019
Responding to news of the mosque attacks in New Zealand yesterday. the Bishops of The Diocese of St Albans have today made this statement:
“Following the murderous and cowardly attacks on two mosques in Christchurch, NZ yesterday evening in which 49 people killed, we send our prayers and condolences to those who are grieving the deaths of their loved ones and those who have been injured. There is no place for violent or verbal attacks in any country and we urge all people of goodwill to resist racist and Islamophobic sentiments and acts. We stand in solidarity with the Muslim communities in Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire knowing they will share in the grief we and so many feel today and that this attack will cause great anxiety in their communities. This is a time when we need to draw together and stand firmly for the rule of law and the dignity of all people. We commit ourselves to work together for the common good”.
+Alan St Albans, +Richard Bedford and +Michael Hertford
(The Bishop of St Albans, The Bishop of Bedford, The Bishop of Hertford)