Archbishop Miller’s statement on Quebec shooting

  • Page Views 2280
  • ‘We will continue to reach out in solidarity to the Muslim community’

     

    I am shocked and deeply saddened at the news of the deadly attack at a Quebec City mosque Sunday, and I send my sincere condolences to members of the Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec, and to Canada’s entire Muslim community.

    With Muslims, Catholics revere the faith of Abraham, and with Muslims, we call in prayer on the one, merciful God, asking for comfort and peace at this tragic time.

    Catholics of the Archdiocese of Vancouver join with people of good will across Canada and around the world in denouncing this bloodshed on innocent people gathered in worship at a house of prayer. The freedom to worship in peace is fundamental to the Canadian way of life.

    I echo the words of Pope Francis, who in response to this attack offered his prayers for the victims and underlined the importance of Christians and Muslims remaining united in prayer.

    Be assured that we will continue to reach out in solidarity to the Muslim community, united in prayer with our Muslim brothers and sisters for the victims of this attack.

     

    + J. Michael Miller, CSB
    Archbishop of Vancouver

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 21 October 2021
      2 days ago No comment

      Alden Richards continues to scale new heights; renews contract with GMA Network

      A proud Kapuso for over a decade: Alden Richards is a name that needs no introduction. With an impressive thread of local and international recognitions, box-office hits, top-rating series, and chart-topping albums, the Kapuso actor has proven worthy of his title as Asia’s Multimedia Star. Last October 15, Alden ...

    • 21 October 2021
      2 days ago No comment

      ABS-CBN wins Star Awards’ Best TV Station

      ABS-CBN won Best TV Station while its stars and shows also received recognition in the 34th Star Awards for Television held virtually by the Philippine Movie Press Club (PMPC) over the weekend. Among the 24 other winners from the Kapamilya was series Pamilya Ko, which was named Best Primetime ...

    • 21 October 2021
      2 days ago No comment

      Leni-Pacquiao tandem still possible

      Senator Manny Pacquaio has left the door open to stepping aside as a presidential candidate. Pacquaio has indicated that he may be willing to support the presidential bid of current Vice President Leni Robredo in the May 9, 2022 election. Pacquiao said on October 15 that he would be ...

    • 14 October 2021
      1 week ago No comment

      3 Steps to getting your BC Vaccine Card

      Related

    • 14 October 2021
      1 week ago No comment

      Maria Ressa’s Nobel Peace Prize is an international Rebuke of the Duterte Regime

      The Malaya Movement in Canada congratulates Maria Ressa as co-recipient of the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize. In its announcement, the Nobel Committee cited Ms. Ressa’s efforts to safeguard freedom of expression, which is a precondition for democracy and lasting peace. Ms Ressa …[is] receiving the Peace Prize for [her] ...

    %d bloggers like this: