Act of terrorism in Orlando, USA

Date: 13 June 2016

Again news of intolerable suffering has reached us. This time we cry for the victims from Orlando, USA. The killings of 50 innocent people and the wounding of 53 more seems to be a clear act of terrorism.

A lot of the victims are of young age. It seems also clear that most of the victims belong to the LGBT community.

We see this for what it is; an act of terrible violence against humanity, a sin against humanity.

Today we stand hand in hand with the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community of the world and our thoughts and prayers are with all the victims, the wounded and their families.

We commit ourselves to do what we can in prayers,  words and deeds to defend our societies from violent acts of terrorism targeted at any groups of people. We appeal to all people of good will to join hands and strength in fighting for a society without terrorism, hate crimes or discrimination of any nature.