Bishops offer prayers and condolences in wake of Bondi attack

The Australian Catholic Bishops Conference offers its prayers and condolences in the wake of the Bondi Junction attack.

Conference President, Archbishop Timothy Costelloe, said it was a time of mourning for all Australians.

“We should all remember in our prayers those who are being treated in hospital and the souls of those who have died,” Archbishop Costelloe said.

“We pray for the family and friends of those who lost their lives or were injured.

“And we pay tribute to the police, paramedics, store staff and shoppers who showed courage and compassion in the face of traumatic circumstances.”

Archbishop Costelloe urged anyone impacted by the attack to reach out and seek support.

“May those who mourn know the consolation and comfort of God’s love.”