Jenkins offers condolences following New Zealand terror attack

first_imgUniversity President Fr. John Jenkins released a statement Friday offering his condolences to the loved ones of victims of a terror attack that killed at least 49 people in New Zealand. An additional 48 people were wounded when a gunman opened fire at two mosques in the city of Christchurch during Friday prayers.“On behalf of the University of Notre Dame, I extend my deepest condolences to the families and friends of the shooting victims in Christchurch, and to their extended family among the Muslim students, faculty and staff here at Notre Dame and in South Bend,” Jenkins said in the statement.In his statement, Jenkins invoked the spirit of the Lenten season and offered prayers for those who were killed.“In this season of Lent, we offer our prayers for our brother and sister believers who were so cruelly murdered in houses of worship of the God of their understanding,” he said.Jenkins expressed hope that the world will overcome hatred that leads to such violence in the future.“In our lifetimes, may we see an end to the brutal religious bias and hatred that results in the shedding of innocent blood across the world,” Jenkins said.Tags: New Zealand, terrorism, University President Fr. John Jenkinslast_img read more

Truss Western Sydney natural location for airport hub

first_imgThe Coalition government is currently analysing the economic and social impacts of putting an airport in different locations in Western Sydney and will announce the final location before the end of its first term. Source = ETB News: Tom Neale The Federal Transport Minister Warren Truss has said that Western Sydney is a “priority consideration” for a second Sydney airport. Minister Truss noted that as Western Sydney’s population will boom to 4 million people in the future, the area should have its own aviation hub, the Australian reported.center_img “Surely a community with four million people needs an airport, to service their local needs if not just the wider needs of the city,” Minister Truss said at transport forum in Canberra. Badgerys Creek is shaping up to be the preferred location for any second airport as it has been since the Hawke government bought the land in the 1980s.last_img read more