Canada condemns bomb attacks on a church in southern Philippines


The Government of Canada, through Global Affairs Canada, issued the following statement on Sunday, January 27.

January 27, 2019 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement:

“Canada condemns the bombings on a church in the southern Philippines that killed at least 20 people, injuring dozens of others.

“We convey our deepest sympathies to the victims and their families and wish a prompt recovery to the injured. These reprehensible acts will not undermine the desire of the Filipino people in Mindanao and throughout the country for peace and security. Freedom of religion or belief, including the ability to worship in peace and security, is a universal human right.”

Global Affairs Canada is the Government of Canada agency responsible for managing the country’s diplomatic and consular relations.

Global Affairs Canada is also responsible for promoting international trade and leading Canada’s humanitarian assistance and international development efforts.

Global Affairs Canada ministers include Chrystia Freeland (Foreign Affairs), Jim Carr (International Trade) and Marie-Claude Bibeau (International Development).

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