14-11-2015

Bishop Borys Gudziak called to pray for victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris

The bishop of the Paris eparchy of St. Volodymyr the Great Borys Gudziak expressed his condolences to the killed and injured during several simultaneous attacks in the capital of France on November 13.

In his statement posted on his Facebook page he said:

"I call upon our community to join together in prayer for the victims of the outrageous and tragic crimes committed in Paris. We condemn categorically these horrendous, hateful acts of violence. Wanton attacks against innocent persons will not strip us of our God-given dignity.They remind us of the need to continually increase our outreach to each other, to those who suffer.

Our prayers and expressions of heartfelt sympathy extend to those who have been killed and injured, to their families and friends, as well as to those who are traumatised by this violence.We strengthen our resolve in the Holy Spirit to be persons of peace, justice, and reconciliation. We are in solidarity with the victims and with all people of good will who come together to stand up to this attempt to terrorise and dispirit the people of the world".

In the evening on November 13 6 coordinated terrorist attacks were held in Paris. The exact number of victims is still unknown. At 3:00 the media inform about more than a hundred dead. Embassy of Ukraine in France does not yet have information on whether were the Ukrainians among the victims.

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