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Muslim leaders join Cardinal in prayer for murdered French priest

26/07/2016 4:29 pm

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 Babikir

Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra
Co-Chair, Christian-Muslim Forum

Imam Sayed Ali Abbas Razawi
Director-General, Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society

Moulana Muhammad Shahid Raza
Chair, MINAB

Moulana Sayed Ali Raza Rizvi
Senior Imam & President Emeritus, Shia Ulama Council Europe