- Charles Collins
- Sep 10, 2020
The St. Addai Chaldean Catholic community in suburban Auckland felt the impact of the Christchurch mosque killings with a special poignancy, because many members have experienced the sufferings inflicted by terrorism.
Calling the city’s grief “raw and real,” New Zealand Bishop Paul Martin of Christchurch called on people to overcome hate with love after Friday’s attack on two mosques in the city left 50 people dead.
U.S. Catholic bishops condemned the two mosque attacks in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 15 that left at least 49 people dead and 20 seriously injured, and they also pledged their solidarity with the Muslim community.
New Zealand’s bishops have expressed their solidarity with the country’s Muslim community after mass shootings at two mosques killed 40 people on Friday morning.
Reactions to a 6-year prison sentence for Cardinal George Pell range from caution awaiting his appeal to outrage that it wasn’t longer.