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Announcement by the Ecumenical Patriarchate Concerning the Terrorist Attack in New Zealand (Μarch 15, 2019)


Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the members of the Holy and Sacred Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate—during their regularly scheduled March meeting—expressed their shock and dismay over the murderous attacks made against the people present at two mosques located in Christchurch, New Zealand. His All-Holiness and the Synodal Hierarchs unequivocally condemn every act of terrorism, hate and fundamentalism, and call everyone to work together, through dialogue, for the protection of all that is good, for peaceful coexistence and collaboration. They extend their heartfelt condolences and solidarity to the families of the victims, as well as their wholehearted wishes for strength and a swift recovery to all those wounded.

His All-Holiness also communicated with Metropolitan Myron of New Zealand, asking him to convey the above message of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to the local authorities, to the Muslim Community and to all the people of New Zealand.

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