Statement by NUCF on Terror Blasts in Mumbai

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National United Christian Forum

(CBCI, NCCI and EFI Churches)
Archbishop’s House, 1 Ashok Place, New Delhi – 110001
+91 11 23343457/ 23362058 Fax: +91 11 23746575

Archbishop Vincent ConcessaoBishop Dr. Taranath S. SagarRev. Halli Likha
CBCI, President NUCFPresident NCCI, Vice President NUCFChairman, EFI, Vice President NUCF
Rev. Fr. Thomas SequiraBishop Dr. D.K. Sahu Rev. Dr. Richard Howell
Deputy Secretary General, CBCI General Secretary, NCCI General Secretary, EFI

New Delhi 28/11/08

Archbishop Vincent M. Concessao, the Archbishop of Delhi and the President of the National United Christian Forum (NUCF), which represents Catholic Bishops Conference of India (CBCI), National Council of Churches in India (NCCI) and Evangelical Fellowship of India (EFI), has strongly condemned the terror attacks in Mumbai, one of the worst in the recent history of India.

Extending his heartfelt condolences to the relatives of those who have lost their lives in the violent attack on innocent people for no rhyme or reason, the archbishop along with other members of NUCF has offered prayers for the repose of the souls of those that departed from this world. He has also expressed his "get-well soon wishes", to the injured in these attacks.

Totally shocked at hearing the news of the unprecedented incident on unsuspecting victims, the Archbishop has appealed to all people of good will to come forward to extend all help to the victims and their families in the true Christian spirit of love and charity. He has also appealed to people of all sections of society to keep calm during this huge tragedy that has struck our nation as well as to offer their prayers both for those who have lost their lives and the injured as well as for a lasting peace in our country.

Archbishop Concessao has also applauded the commendable work done by the security forces and expressed special words of appreciation for those 14 police personnel who lost their lives protecting the civilians from the brutal hands of terrorists, putting call of duty above anything else.

Issued by Rev. Dominic Emmanuel on behalf of NUCF

Rev. Dr. Richard Howell
Secretary, NUCF