Interfaith vigil to honour Christchurch terror attacks victims

Candles are flowers placed at a memorial site for victims of the mosque shootings are pictured at the Botanic Gardens in Christchurch, New Zealand, March 17, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An interfaith vigil will be held on Wednesday to honour the victims of the Christchurch mosques terrorist attacks.

The vigil will be held at the Islamic Centre in Paola, with the general public irrespective of their faith invited to attend in this show of solidarity with the victims’ families, the Muslim community and the people of New Zealand.

Fifty people were killed while a dozen of others injured in the twin shooting on Friday. An Australian national Brenton Tarrant, 28, has been charged with murder. He is believed to have acted alone in carrying out the attacks.

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Imam Mohammed Elsadi from the Islamic Centre called on the Muslim community, Maltese politicians, Catholics, and the general public to attend the three hour vigil. The Imam said that the vigil will also serve to express gratitude toward the government of New Zealand for its “noble and fair attitude”.