Ambassador Bennett Denounces Church Attack in Kenya

March 24, 2014 - Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, today issued the following statement:

“Canada condemns the terrible attack near Mombasa, Kenya, which has killed six people attending a church service.

“On behalf of all Canadians, I wish to offer sincere condolences to the families and friends of those who died. Our prayers and thoughts are with them at this difficult time.

“Canada stands with the Government of Kenya in its fight against terrorism and hopes it will bring those responsible for this crime to justice.

“Such violence, perpetrated against any faith community, must not be tolerated. Attacks on people who are seeking to practise their faith in peace and security are completely unacceptable and a clear violation of the right to religious freedom.”

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