The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of New Zealand has reached out to the Muslim community to extend condolences and express solidarity after mass shootings at two mosques Friday.

In a statement posted on the conference website, the bishops address the “Dear Members of the Muslim community” while condemning the violent attacks.

“We hold you in prayer as we hear the terrible news of violence against Muslims at mosques in Christchurch,” the six bishops state. “We are profoundly aware of the positive relationships we have with Islamic people in this land, and we are particularly horrified that this has happened at a place and time of prayer.”

“We are deeply saddened that people have been killed and injured, and our hearts go out to them, their families and wider community. We wish you to be aware of our solidarity with you in the face of such violence,” they declared while wishing “Peace, Salaam.”

The bishops sent out a tweet with a similar message, promising prayers and decrying the “terrible news of violence against Muslims”:

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. We wish you to be aware of our solidarity with you in the face of such violence. Peace, Salaam.

— NZ Catholic Bishops Conference (@CatholicNZ) March 15, 2019

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