Thursday, January 8, 2015

WCC Joins U.N. in Decrying Paris Terror Attack; "Attack on Human Life, Dignity, Human Rights"

The World Council of Churches (WCC) has joined top United Nations officials in denouncing the terror attack on the offices of the French satirical magazine Chralie Hebdo that killed 12 people and left at least 10 wounded, the Ecumenical News website reports today (January 8, 2015).

The churches grouping and the U.N. organizations urged people not to fall into the hands of the attackers and take revenge into their own hands with attacks on minority communities.

Hooded, armed gunmen attacked the offices of the publication in a Paris suburb yesterday before firing automatic weapons in a scene police described as "carnage."

The acting general secretary of the WCC, Georges Lemopoulos, said, "The fatal attack that has taken place today in Paris against the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo is an attack on human life, human dignity, and human rights of all."

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