WCC extends sympathies to Peshawar victims
Following the massacre of dozens of students and staff in Army Public School, Peshawar in Pakistan on December 16, World Council of Churches (WCC) General Secretary Rev.Dr.Olav Fykse Tveit extended sympathies to those bereaved or wounded, offering prayers for the victims and their families, for their communities. He offered his comments in a statement issued on December 17 from the WCC headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.
Rev.Dr.Olav Fykse Tveit’s statement
In the statement, he said, “I am shocked and outraged by the massacre of 132 children and nine staff at a school in Peshawar yesterday. It is hard to believe that fellow human beings created in the image of God can descend to such brutality. Whatever grievances – real or imagined – may have inspired this attack, the actions of the perpetrators are utterly condemnable. No true interpretation of any religion can justify or tolerate such an outrage. I pray for the victims and their families, for their communities, and for all of us as we struggle to confront such incomprehensible and unfeeling violence.”
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