Candles in the Notre Dame Cathedral

Nineteen children and two adults were killed in the latest tragic incident, most of them at an elementary school in Texas.

“And again, it is on behalf of our worldwide fellowship of churches that I offer our sincere condolences to people and churches in the US,” wrote Sauca. “Yesterdays gun violence and the loss of life are horrific reminders of how people on earth fall short of the will of our just and loving God.”

The innocence of children cannot be ignored, Sauca urged. “As I  write, I am reminded of Psalm 6:3, ‘My soul is in deep anguish. How long, Lord, how long?’

“Please know that our grief is deep, our prayers are strong and our fellowship offers our heartfelt sorrow,” Sauca concluded.

WCC letter of condolences to the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA