The Catholic Church in Singapore deplores all violence, which is an affront to humanity. All true religions work for peace and harmony, and mutual respect for the individual. Terrorism can never be justified under any circumstances. Our hearts go out to all innocent victims of the carnage. We pray for them and their loved ones as they come to terms with this hate crime, for their healing and for forgiveness of their enemies. We pray also for the perpetrators of this crime against humanity, that God will enlighten them in the truth.