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Prayer response to Turkey airport terror attack

dli-news-turkey.jpgLast night’s terror attack at Istanbul International Airport has been met with a wave of prayer from Anglican and other Christian leaders. “Our hearts cry out in prayer for the victims and families of the terrible attack in Istanbul,” the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, said on Twitter. “In prayer and faith we also commit to resisting the evil of violence and religious extremism.”

In Istanbul itself, The Diocese in Europe’s chaplaincy at Christ Church – where three of the stained glass windows in its Consulate Chapel were restored after a previous terrorist attack in 2003 – said on its website: “We pray for all who will not hear the Gospel of love on this – another day of evil murders in Istanbul.” One of the restored windows at the chapel depicts Jesus handing the keys of heave to St Peter.