Different religious organizations, lawmakers, CEOs, and others offered their support following the mass shooting in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday afternoon.
Police estimated 40 people were killed in the shooting. The incident could potentially be the deadliest shooting in the country.
Here’s what world influencers had to say:
New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference
„Dear Members of the Muslim community in Aotearoa New Zealand, We hold you in prayer as we hear the terrible news of violence against Muslims at mosques in Christchurch,“ the New Zealand Catholic Bishops Conference said.
„We wish you to be aware of our solidarity with you in the face of such violence. Peace, Salaam.“
New Zealand rugby team All Blacks
„Christchurch, we stand with you during this time,“ the rugby team said. „Our thoughts and sympathies are with everyone affected by today’s tragedy. Stay strong. Kia Kaha.“
Apple CEO Tim Cook
„Devastated by the reports out of New Zealand,“ Cook said on Twitter. „The community in Christchurch is in our hearts, as are all affected by this horrific attack.“
Cook ended the tweet with a quote from civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.: „I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.“
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