Cardinal Marx statement following Berlin attack
(Vatican Radio) Cardinal Reinhard Marx, the President of COMECE and of the German Bishops' Conference, expresses his compassion for the victims and calls for unity after yesterday's act of violence against the Christmas market in Berlin (19 December 2016):
"The news from Berlin have deeply shocked me. The violence on the Christmas market is the opposite of what visitors were seeking. My compassion goes to the relatives of the dead and injured. For all of them I will pray.
In these difficult hours for the city of Berlin and for our country, it is important for us to hold together and stand united as society. "