Attacks on faithful should prompt us to embrace one another more closely – Archbishop Smith
Gathered together with an afternoon sun piercing through the window screen behind him, Archbishop Richard Smith spoke before hundreds of Muslims awaiting their Friday prayers.
It was a rare honour, and an historic moment, for the archbishop to address the faithful in the Rahma Mosque prayer space. It was also profoundly symbolic of the growing relationship between Muslims and Catholics, both locally and across the globe.
“I just found it very humbling and moving to be invited to address them before they began their prayer,” Smith said. “God willing, this will bear good fruit.”
In his March 29th speech, Smith confronted the massacres,