Bogotá, Colombia, Jan 19, 2019 / 06:01 am
Cardinal Ruben Salazar Gomez of Bogota said that terror can never be the seed of justice and peace, following Thursday's car bomb attack at a police academy in the Colombian capital.
The Jan. 17 attack which killed 21 has been attributed to the National Liberation Army (ELN), a left-wing guerilla group. Dozens more were injured, but most have been released from hospital.
"Death, violence and terror can never be the seed of justice and peace," Cardinal Salazar said in a message posted on the Archdiocese of Bogota's Twitter account.
"We reject this and every attack that violates the dignity of persons and society," he added. Cardinal Salazar also expressed his "solidarity with the nation, the police, the victims and their families, and we implore the Lord for forgiveness and peace."