Statements by Catholic and other religious leaders following the shootings at the Quebec City mosque

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Following the 29 January 2017shootings at the mosque in Quebec City, the Most Reverend Douglas Crosby, O.M.I., Bishop of Hamilton and President of the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops (CCCB), issued a statement expressing condolences and prayers on behalf of his brother Bishops as well as Catholics across Canada. A number of other Catholic leaders, as well as those from other religious traditions, also issued statements conveying their prayers and solidarity with the Muslim community, people living in Quebec City, and the rest of the country. Those issuing statements included Pope Francis. Vigil services, public gatherings and Eucharistic celebrations are also being organized. The Archdiocese of Québec has announced a public vigil on 30 January at 6:00 pm in the park surrounding the façade of the original Notre-Dame-de-Foy Church, followed by a Eucharistic celebration conveying solidarity with the Muslim community on 31 January at 7:00 pm in the present Notre-Dame-de-Foy Church.

-Telegram from Pope Francis 

-Statement by Cardinal Gérald Cyprien Lacroix, Archbishop of Québec and Primate of Canada (in French only) 

-Statement by the CCCB President 

-Statement by Bishop Lionel Gendron, P.S.S., Bishop of St-Jean-Longueuil and CCCB Vice President (in French only)

-Statement by Archbishop Anthony Mancini, Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth and CCCB Co-Treasurer

-Statement by the Catholic Bishops of Saskatchewan 

-Statement by Cardinal Thomas Collins, Archbishop of Toronto 

-Statement by Archbishop Christian Lépine, Archbishop of Montreal 

-Statement by Archbishop J. Michael Miller, C.S.B., Archbishop of Vancouver

-Statement by Archbishop Paul-André Durocher, Archbishop of Gatineau (in French only) 

-Statement by Bishop François Lapierre, P.M.É., Bishop of Saint-Hyacinthe (in French only)

-Statement by Bishop Luc Bouchard, Bishop of Trois-Rivières (in French only)éaction-de-mgr-luc-bouchard-suite-à-la-fusillade-de-québec.html 

-Statement by Bishop Joseph P. Nguyen, Bishop of Kamloops 

-Statement by the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue (in French only) 

-Statement by Development and Peace / Caritas Canada

- Statement by the Canadian Religious Conference 

-Statement by the Canadian Conference of Orthodox Bishops 

-Statement by the Canadian Council of Churches 

-Statement by the Anglican Diocese of Québec 

-Statement by the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Canada

-Statement by the Moderator of The United Church of Canada

Last Updated on Thursday, February 16 2017  
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