[Statement] Bishop Joseph D’Souza: Manhattan Attack Is an Act of Terrorism against the World

HYDERABAD, India — The Most Rev. Dr. Joseph D’Souza, moderating bishop of the Good Shepherd Church of India and president of the All India Christian Council, releases the following statement following the Oct. 31 attack in Manhattan, which left eight people dead and nearly a dozen wounded.

“I’m deeply grieved to hear terror has once again struck American soil and claimed the lives of eight innocent people, the majority which were foreign nationals from Argentina and Belgium. We must recognize that these violent attacks — wherever they’re committed and specially when they’re carried in the name of religion — are always an act of terror against the world. It’s in the interest of not only terrorism’s obvious targets, like America, Europe and the Middle East, but of the whole world to eradicate this evil once and for all. This latest attack in Manhattan should galvanize our world leaders to work even harder to make their countries safe, for their own citizens and for the citizens of their allies and friends.”

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Most Rev. Dr. Joseph D’Souza is the Moderating Bishop of the Good Shepherd Church and Associated Ministries of India. He also serves as the president of the All India Christian Council.  He is the recipient of numerous awards and accolades for his work as a human rights activist. He is also the founder and international president of the Dalit Freedom Network. He can be reached at: moderator@gsoim.org. Additional biographical information is available here