Sydney Archbishop invites all for Interfaith Gathering For victims of Christchurch shooting
The Catholic Archbishop of Sydney, the Most Rev. Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP, will be joined by politicians and religious leaders at an interfaith service at St Mary’s Cathedral to remember those who lost their lives during Friday’s shootings and pray for the injured.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison, New Zealand Consul General to Australia, Bill Dobbie, along with the Premier of NSW Gladys Berejiklian, Opposition Leader Michael Daley, and the Grand Mufti of Australia Dr. Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, plus representatives of other faiths will attend.
Members of the public are also invited.
Archbishop Fisher said while it was important that today we come together in our grief, horror and disgust, we must also stand united with our Muslim brothers and sisters, and people of all faiths, in our commitment to peace.
“Today we commit to something better,” said Archbishop Fisher. “That where there is grief we will bring consolation; where there is horror, we will sow trust; where there is despair, we will offer hope.”
The Archbishop along with Dr. Mohammed will address the congregation at the service, which will start at St Mary’s Cathedral at 3.30pm.
For those unable to attend the service, the Interfaith Gathering will be live-streamed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gmRxTSWxrHs
For further information: Anita Quigley Director of Communications & News Media Archdiocese of Sydney