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Brussels archbishop: violence in the name of God cannot be tolerated

March 30, 2016

An ecumenical prayer vigil took place in the Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula in Brussels on Easter Monday evening following the March 22 bombings that killed 35 and injured over 300.

Jewish and Muslim leaders were also present at the vigil.

Peace is “more than an absence of violence” and “more than only tolerance,” but consists in a “profound and sincere respect for the other,” Archbishop Jozef De Kesel preached.

“No violence in the name of God can be tolerated,” he continued. “God cannot be instumentalized by anyone.”

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