教會透視:悼念多倫多貨車撞人事件受害者祈禱

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悼念多倫多貨車撞人事件受害者祈禱會

【鹽與光電視】2018年4月23日下午1時30分,加拿大多倫多北約克發生貨車撞人事件,事件造成10人死亡,15人受傷。4月26日星期四下午7時,位於事發地點附近的St. Edward the Confessor天主教堂(75 Churchill Ave)舉行祈禱會。

在鄰近的宗教團體正在邀請社區各界一起參與,為亡者靈魂安息,為傷者早日痊癒,為市民得安慰,為和平、為所有受害者祈禱。當晚,天主教多倫多總教區總主教哥連士樞機也出席並予以慰問。這祈禱會是由來自北約克市的宗教領袖一起籌劃,公眾可自由參與,同時也歡迎媒體參加。

此外,多倫多市府在4月29日星期日下午7時,在離事發現場不遠的賴士民廣場賴士民廣場(Mel Lastman Square, 5100 Yonge St, North York)舉行追悼會。活動由宗教團體 “Faith in the City”以及多倫多地區跨宗教議會(Toronto Area Interfaith Council)主持。屆時哥連士樞機也會出席。

英文發布原文:

MEDIA ADVISORY:

Prayer Service Thursday for Victims of Toronto Van Attack
Yonge Street churches in North York – steps away from violent acts –
gather to pray for victims

TORONTO (April 26, 2018) Following terrifying violence earlier this week in North York that left 10 dead and 14 injured, churches in the neighbourhood are inviting the community to gather to pray for comfort, peace and to remember the victims of violence.

An ad hoc group of faith leaders from North York are planning the prayer service, which is open to all and will include participation from numerous faith expressions. Media are welcome to attend.

Where: St. Edward the Confessor Catholic Church – 75 Churchill Ave.
(off Yonge St., between Sheppard Ave. and Finch Ave.)

When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 – 7 p.m.

Who: There are numerous churches in the vicinity surrounding the area where Monday’s violent attack occurred. These include Catholic, Lutheran, Anglican, United and Presbyterian places of worship. Faith leaders representing these communities will lead the service. All are welcome.

The Archdiocese of Toronto is Canada’s largest diocese, stretching from Toronto north to Georgian Bay and from Oshawa to Mississauga. It is home to 2 million Catholics and 225 churches, with Mass celebrated in more than 30 languages each week.


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Media Contacts:

Neil MacCarthy – Director, Public Relations & Communications, Archdiocese of Toronto
(416) 934-3400 x 552 Cell: (416) 879-2846  neilm@archtoronto.org

Bill Steinburg – Communications Manager, Archdiocese of Toronto
(416) 934-3400 x 558 Cell: (416) 708-9655 bills@archtoronto.org

編譯:鹽與光

來源:天主教多倫多總教區

多倫多總主教為多倫多襲擊的死傷者祈禱

【鹽與光天主教電視】當地時間2018年4月23日下午1時30分,加拿大多倫多北約克發生貨車撞人事件,直至晚上8時20分,事件造成10人死亡,15人受傷,肇事司機已被警方捉拿。天主教多倫多總教區總主教多默‧哥連士樞機(Cardinal Thomas Collins)為所有在死傷者祈禱。在這悲傷的時刻,讓我們彼此振作。

以下是哥連士樞機的籲請聲明:

「我懇請所有在多倫多總教區的天主教團體與我一起為在今天較早時候發生的暴力事件中所有死傷者祈禱。我要求在多倫多總教區內的225個堂區在本週為所有遭受苦難的人獻上特別的祈禱意向。讓我們大家一起努力,為今天受到傷害的人們帶來安慰和關懷。」

Cardinal Thomas Collins and the Archdiocese of Toronto offer our prayers for all those killed and injured earlier today in a public attack in Toronto. Let us lift one another up in this time of grief.

​Statement from Cardinal Collins:

編譯: 鹽與光

來源: 天主教多倫多總教區

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