A message to Nova Scotians from Archbishop Mancini amid grief and tragedy in rural N.S.
The biggest mass shooting in Canadian history has sent Nova Scotians and Canadians reeling. The Archbishop of Halifax-Yarmouth, Father Anthony Mancini talks with Lorna Dueck about the devastation in the aftermath of the killings:
“A lone gunman has left us behind, and how we as Christians have always overcome is through our faith in Christ. This came as a shock that came upon us as we are struggling though another kind of shock – the COVID-19 pandemic. Easter this year has been a very unusual and difficult experience for those of us caught up with the reality of trying to deal with life and death issues. Of course, the message on my mind for weeks now is a message of hope to all who are struggling with these times – and here we are now living in the reality of worst mass killings in Canadian history.
Our hope comes from our faith in Jesus Christ. Pray for one another. As Christians, our primary reason for existing is that we have a belief that stares death in the face – it is the heart of the Christian message that life has – changed – not ended, in the face of death.” Father Anthony Mancini, Nova Scotia