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WCC Condemns 'Despicable Acts of Terrorism' in Mumbai

Contact: World Council of Churches, +41-22-791-6153, +41-79-507-6363, media@wcc-coe.org


MEDIA ADVISORY, Nov. 27 /Christian Newswire/ -- "Deeply shocked and saddened" by the news of yesterday's attacks in Mumbai, the World Council of Churches (WCC) general secretary Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia has strongly condemned "such wanton acts of terrorism and violence targeting innocent human lives". He also expressed "sincere condolences and sympathy" to victims and families.

"We believe that there can be no justification whatsoever for such despicable acts of terrorism and indiscriminate violence," Kobia wrote to the Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh in a letter dated 27 November.

Most Indian churches are members of the WCC.

Full text of the letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

WCC member churches in India

Additional information: Juan Michel,+41 22 791 6153 +41 79 507 6363 media@wcc-coe.org

The World Council of Churches promotes Christian unity in faith, witness and service for a just and peaceful world. An ecumenical fellowship of churches founded in 1948, today the WCC brings together 349 Protestant, Orthodox, Anglican and other churches representing more than 560 million Christians in over 110 countries, and works cooperatively with the Roman Catholic Church. The WCC general secretary is Rev. Dr Samuel Kobia, from the Methodist Church in Kenya. Headquarters: Geneva, Switzerland.