World’s Catholic leaders condemn terrorist attacks in Paris, Beirut

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November 16, 2015

People stand outside St. Mary's Cathedral in Sydney, Australia, Nov. 16 during a mass for the Paris victims. (CNS photo/Jason Reed, Reuters) See PARIS-ATTACKS-REACT Nov. 16, 2015.

People stand outside St. Mary’s Cathedral in Sydney, Australia, Nov. 16 during a mass for the Paris victims. (CNS photo/Jason Reed, Reuters)

WASHINGTON (CNS) — Catholic leaders around the world condemned terrorist attacks in Paris and Beirut, offering prayers and condolences.

“The time has come for the world to stand united against terrorism and to confront the reasons of terrorism, such as feelings of oppression, hatred, bad education and fanaticism, with no double standards,” said the Jerusalem-based Assembly of Catholic Bishops of the Holy Land.

They called for a unification of “forces of good” and “countries and followers of all religions against violence, which hits the world with increased brutality.” Otherwise, they said, it will hit everyone “sooner or later.”

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