Please convey on behalf of all the Catholic Bishops of Canada and in my own name our prayers and sympathies for the families and friends of the deceased and the wounded in the recent tragic shootings in Moncton of members of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
May Our Lord help comfort the community in this moment of pain and loss, and bring healing to the hearts and minds of all who have been hurt -- physically, emotionally, psychologically, and spiritually.
I would also ask you to assure those affected that their sufferings are shared by all Canadians, and by all who in Christ's wish to bring comfort and healing. My fellow Bishops and I also wish to encourage and thank those in your city, a number of whom at the risk of their own lives and safety, helped to extend assistance to those in danger and to limit the impact of this terrible and senseless violence.
United with you in solidarity and prayer,
Archbishop of Gatineau
President Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops