Canada condemns church attack in Tanzania
Canada has condemned the bomb attack on a Roman Catholic church in Tanzania last Sunday in which two people died and over 40 got severely injured.
Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, issued a statement condemning the attack.
In the statement Bennett said, ‘Canada strongly condemns the cowardly attack on the newly inaugurated Saint Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church in the northern Tanzanian town of Arusha, which killed at least two persons and injured more than 50 others.’
He said that their thoughts and prayers are with the victims and their families. She added on that ‘Tanzania is one of Canada’s key partners in Africa.
‘Tanzania is renowned for its religious tolerance. It is a country where Christians and Muslims, the country’s two most prevalent religious groups, generally live side by side in peace and harmony. ‘He said.
He warned that that tragedy is a reminder that all countries must be vigilant against those who would seek to undermine religious freedom.
He urged the Tanzanian authorities to launch a full investigation into the attack and to bring the perpetrators of the attack to justice.