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Muslim leaders join Cardinal in prayer following murderous assault in French Church

Following the murderous attack on the Church of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray in France, Muslim leaders joined Cardinal Vincent in condemning the attack and praying for Fr Jacques Hamel and all the victims, and for peace. Together, they write:

'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 shocked and saddened 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

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