Quebec City, Canada, Jan 30, 2017 / 17:12 pm
The deadly mosque attack in Quebec on Sunday prompted massive grief from the city's cardinal, and pledges to support the victims and their families.
"Whether we are Christians or not, an act of violence such as that experienced at the Great Mosque of Quebec touches us all," Cardinal Gerald Cyprien Lacroix of Quebec City said Monday from Rome. "Hatred is the darkest expression of our humanity."
"The people of Quebec have always been recognized as a people who want to live in peace and respect," he added. "We will respond to these hateful acts through our solidarity and pledge ourselves to continue building a society where social peace and respect for all cultures guide our daily lives."
Six people were killed and several injured after a gunman opened fire inside the Islamic Cultural Center of Quebec during evening prayers Jan. 29.