'Sympathy and Solidarity'


Cardinal Dolan issued the following statement on the Nov. 13 terrorist attacks in Paris:

“(The) attacks in Paris were unspeakable and horrific crimes.  I join with our Holy Father and with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in condemning these brutal acts of terrorism, and praying for those who were killed and injured, along with their families and loved ones.

“I have been in contact with Andre Cardinal Vingt-Trois, the Archbishop of Paris, to express the sympathy and solidarity of all New Yorkers at this terrible time. Sadly, New Yorkers are all too familiar with the pain and sorrow that accompanies these kinds of terrorist acts, but I echo the Cardinal’s call that ‘no one indulge in panic or hatred’ but continue to respond with ‘moderation, temperance and control,’ just as New Yorkers did in the aftermath of 9/11.

Although I am in Baltimore for the meeting of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, I have asked that the victims of this attack be remembered in a special way at the 10:15 a.m. Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral (Nov. 15). I have also heard from the pastor of Notre Dame parish in Manhattan, the French national parish, who assures me that there will be special prayers offered at their 10 a.m. Mass in French (Nov. 15).”


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