Fri 15-03-2019 14:50 PM
Christchurch, 15th March, 2019 (WAM) -- New Zealand’s bishops have expressed their solidarity with the country’s Muslim community after mass shootings at two mosques killed nearly 50 people on Friday morning.
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said the events in Christchurch represented "an extraordinary and unprecedented act of violence" and called it "one of New Zealand’s darkest days."
Police have arrested four people in relation to the terrorist attack and defused several devices.
In the meantime, the world angrily reacted to New Zealand mosque mass shooting. Leaders from around the world responded to the deadly attacks which happened during Friday prayers.
Political leaders from across the world have expressed their condemnation at the deadly attacks.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said she mourned "with New Zealanders for their fellow citizens who were attacked and murdered out of racist hatred while peacefully praying in their mosques. We stand together against such acts of terrorism."
French President Emmanuel Macron echoed Merkel's message, condemning an "odious attack" and saying France "stands against any form of extremism".