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Christchurch - Solidarity and Support

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Event date: 
18 Mar 2019

Support for Christchurch - Standing with NZ in solidarity and love 


Like the rest of New Zealand, we are shocked and staggered at the news of the tragic events that took place in Christchurch on Friday and stand in solidarity with our Muslim brothers and sisters, and all those affected by such tragic and senseless acts.

We will continue to update both the Caritas Aotearoa NZ site and our social meda pages as we know more, but would like to advise those wishing to show their support, that any donations made to help with the efforts in Christchurch will be passed along to the appropriate organisations and channels.

Please specify "Christchurch" in the notes area of your donation form as you complete the process.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us on: 0800 22 10 22 or email:


Pope Francis - Message of Condolance

His Holiness Pope Francis was deeply saddened to learn of the injury and loss of lfe caused by the senseless acts of violence at two Mosques in Christchurch, and he assures all New Zealanders, and in particular the Muslim community, of his heartfelt solidarity in the wake of these attacks.

Mindful of the efforts of the security and emergency personnel in this difficult situation, His Holiness prays for the healing of the injured, the consolation of those who grieve the loss of
their loved ones, and for all afficted by this tragedy. Commending those who have died to the loving mercy of Almighty God, Pope Francis invokes the divine blessings of comfort and strength upon the nation.


A Response New Zealand Catholic Bishops’ Committee for Interfaith Relations

Please click the link below to read or download the letter that the NZCBC has kindly provided us to share amongst communities.

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