Courage needed to respond to evil with truth, justice and reconciliation
Together, as faith leaders, our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and all those affected by the murderous assault that took place today at the Church of Saint-Etienne–du-Rouvray in France.
We are deeply saddened and shocked by the brutal murder of Fr Jacques Hamel.
To commit murder at a place where people gather in peace to worship adds another layer of depravity to the violence that we have witnessed over the past weeks. We pray for the courage to respond to all evil with truth, justice, and reconciliation.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols
President, Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales
Sheikh Mohammed Al-Hilli
Director, Noor Trust
Imam Qari Muhammad Asim
Head Imam, Mecca Mosque
Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra
Co-Chair, Christian-Muslim Forum
Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi
Director-General, Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society
Moulana Muhammad Shahid Raza
Moulana Sayed Ali Raza Rizvi
Senior Imam & President Emeritus, Shia Ulama Council Europe