First Presidency Expresses Love for French People; Asks Members to Pray
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“We ask members of the Church everywhere to join with us in our prayer that the peace of the Savior Jesus Christ will provide comfort, healing, understanding and hope.” —The First Presidency
The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints issued the following statement Saturday, November 14, regarding the attacks in Paris:
“With people around the world, we mourn today as we consider the horrific tragedies that have occurred in Paris. We pray for those affected, for their families and loved ones, for the leaders of nations and most especially for the people of France as they struggle to recover from the violence and loss they are feeling so deeply. We have directed that flags on Temple Square be flown at half staff, and that the French flag be flown here as an expression of our love and support for them. In these hours of uncertainty and despair, we ask members of the Church everywhere to join with us in our prayer that the peace of the Savior Jesus Christ will provide comfort, healing, understanding and hope.”
Elder Patrick Kearon, President of the Europe Area of the Church, issued the following statement November 14: “During these hours of sadness and pain, members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Europe stand united with all people of decency and good will in expressing our deepest sympathy for the families and friends of the victims of last night's terrible attacks in Paris. Our thoughts and prayers reach out to hearts that have been hurt and minds in trouble and despair.”
French flags were flown at half mast on Church buildings around Temple Square Saturday, November 14, in support of France following the terrorist attacks in Paris.