The French Conference of Bishops (CEF) has described as “indescribable” he knife attack in which three people died in the Notre-Dame Basilica in Nice and said that “Christians should not become a symbol to be destroyed.”
“We are moved, very affected and in a kind of amazement at this type of indescribable act,” CEF spokesman, the padre Hugues de Woillemont. “It is urgent to fight against this gangrene that is terrorism, just as it is urgent to start a concrete fraternity in our country,” he added.
He President of the European Parliament, David Sassoli, said feeling “deeply shocked“for the knife attack in the French city of Nice, and has made a call for unity” against violence and those who incite and propagate hatred. “In a message on Twitter, Sassoli noted that” pain is felt by all us in Europe “in the face of the attack that left three people dead and several wounded in Nice.
“All my solidarity with France and the French. My thoughts are for the victims of the abominable attack in Nice and for their relatives. All of Europe is with you,” wrote on Twitter on President of the European Council, Charles Michel.