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January 30, 2017

Victoria—Anglicans across Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands and Kingcome Inlet are joining with Anglicans worldwide in solidarity with those affected by the shooting at a mosque in Ste-Foy in the City of Québec.

We join our primate, Fred Hiltz in praying for all those have been killed or injured, and for those tending to them. We also remember the police and those whose daily work is to serve and protect.

We are deeply conscious that this deplorable attack was perpetrated against a community engaged in prayer, in a place that ought have been a sanctuary. Acts of violence of every kind must be challenged, and those giving rise to widespread fear must be repudiated as contrary to our shared values of compassion, peace and justice. We stand united with our Muslim brothers and sisters at this difficult time.