Archbishop Jensen calls for prayer after Norwegian tragedy

Posted on July 26, 2011 
Filed under Sydney Diocese

On behalf of Sydney Anglicans, Archbishop Dr Peter Jensen has expressed his sympathy to the Norwegian community and church leaders in the aftermath of the bombing in Oslo and shootings on Utoya Island.

Dr Jensen said the sense of shock and outrage was something Australians could understand, having suffered the Port Arthur shootings  in 1996.

“But what motivated these evil acts is unfathomable and any twisted ideology which seeks to defend them is totally abhorrent.” the Archbishop said.

“It is in utter contradiction to the biblical message of God’s love and justice which we are called on to exemplify” Dr Jensen continued. “I ask our churches in Sydney, and appeal to Christians everywhere, to pray for Norway. May the God of all mercy comfort the bereaved, heal the injured and give hope amid this tragedy.”

Dr Peter F Jensen,
Archbishop of Sydney

(Media release from the Diocese of Sydney.)