STATEMENT BY THE CANADIAN CONFERENCE OF ORTHODOX BISHOPS
January 30, 2017
The Canadian Conference of Orthodox Bishops prays for the repose of the souls of those who lost their lives following the shocking shooting that took place at a mosque in Quebec City on Sunday. We join with Canadians – and indeed all people of goodwill around the world – to pray and provide comfort to everyone affected by this violence. Canada’s strength derives from its people; a people who always come together to support one another in times of sorrow and rejoice in times of triumph. Our country’s differences do not lead to division because we share the same values, fundamental freedoms and democratic rights. In this tragedy, let us once again come together and proclaim that our unity should never be shaken by senseless acts of violence.
Metropolitan Archbishop Sotirios of Toronto (Canada) Chairman Canadian Conference of Orthodox Bishops