TOKYO (CNS) — The president of the Japanese bishops’ conference strongly condemned the assassination of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and deplored violence as a means of solving differences of political opinion.
“Violence kills democracy. Violence kills freedom. Violence kills justice,” Archbishop Isao Kikuchi of Tokyo said in an interview July 9 with Radio Veritas Asia, ucanews.com reported.
“The differences of political opinion have to be solved through dialogue and voting in freedom. Only dialogue provides a real solution to establishing justice and peace,” he said.
“I am deeply saddened and shocked to hear the news of the attack on the former prime minister of Japan, Mr.
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