On the anniversary of the tragic shootings at the Quebec City area mosque, we continue to pray for those impacted, the families of those killed and wounded, and the Muslim community, who continue to suffer in the aftermath of the killings.
An offence against a people at worship reverberates through the community and touches every member. An offence against one faith at worship has an impact on all religious adherents.
May we persist in rejecting hate and its expression against all people. We call on all Canadians to renew our individual and collective efforts to build a society of tolerance and respect that affirms the dignity of all.
[Editor's note: See related statement from last year.]