Archbishop of Westminster

Religious Leaders Condemn Nice Killings

On 15 July, Cardinal Vincent joined with other religious leaders in issuing a statement condemning the indiscriminate attack on adults and children who were out enjoying the Bastille Day fireworks in Nice. The message reads:

'Last night a terrible massacre was committed in the South of France.  Our condolences go out to all those who were murdered in the Nice attack, the survivors and their families.

'We condemn this terrorism which thrives on hate and division. Together, as religious leaders we pray that peace and not violence, compassion and not hate will triumph as the people of Nice try to rebuild their community.'

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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