Good News Story: Christians & Muslims Attend Mass On Sunday In Moving Solidarity
More than a hundred French Muslims have participated in a solidarity mass to remember the slain priest Jacques Hamel, who was killed by ISIS-linked terrorist while holding a mass in Burgundy.Advertisement
Amid the fear, chaos, and animosity brought about by the recent attacks carried out by Islamist terrorist groups in France, French Muslims proved that the recent attacks by the so-called Islamic State are in no way about Islam, the RFI reported.
Christians & Muslims One in Solidarity
Over a hundred Muslims all over France have heeded the call for a solidarity amid the attacks targeting across France and in different parts of the world that jihadist groups have accepted responsibility to.
Rouen Archbishop Dominique Lebrun, in his homily said the entire Christian community welcomes the gesture of Muslims as a way that Islam does not condone death and violence in the name of God.
During the sign of peace, a part of the ceremony where mass goers would turn to each other to show the sign of peace either by shaking hands or kissing, the archbishop went to the congregation and greeted the Muslim visitors and shook their hands.
Sign of Peace for Christians & Muslims
Archbishop Lebrun held the mass in the precise spot where the 19-year-old Adel Kermiche had father Hamel’s throat slit. One of the Muslim leaders who were present during the mass was the Imam of Nice Otaman Aissaoui.
“This morning we extend a special welcome to our Muslim friends,” Rouen Archbishop Dominique Lebrun said in his homily.I thank you in the name of all Christians. In this way you are affirming that you reject death and violence in the name of God.Being united is a response to the act of horror and barbarism,” Archbishop Lebrun was quoted as saying by the RFI News.