CNA Staff, Apr 21, 2020 / 10:00 am
The Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth in Canada has offered prayers for the victims of a weekend shooting rampage in a small town in Nova Scotia, including a member of the country's Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
In a letter addressed to the commissioner of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) dated April 20, Archbishop Anthony Mancini of Halifax-Yarmouth expressed condolences for the death of Constable Heidi Stevenson, a 23-year veteran of the force.
"I wish to express on my behalf, as Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth, and in the name of Catholic faithful, our sincere condolences on the loss of life of Constable Heidi Stevenson," said Mancini.
"Her death in the line of duty indicates the highest sacrifice that one can make on behalf of the citizens she served," he added. The archbishop said that he would be praying for her family, and for the officers of the RCMP who are mourning her life.