The Archbishop of Canterbury released the following message on Facebook and Twitter, speaking on behalf of the Primates of the church, who are all meeting in Canterbury this week.
After the dreadful events in Las Vegas today, the Primates of the Anglican Communion who are meeting in Canterbury have sent this message to the Bishop of Nevada, the Rt Revd Dan Edwards:
“We were greatly distressed to learn of the dreadful events in Las Vegas last night. The scale of the loss of life and the numbers of injured is truly shocking. We are sending our deepest condolences to you and to the people of your diocese – in particular, the people of Las Vegas.
“We are praying for the families and friends of those who have died and for the many people who have been wounded. We remember, too, everyone else caught up in this tragedy – including the emergency services (first responders). We pray that the peace of the Lord Jesus Christ will be with the people of Las Vegas as they endure this trauma.”
More from the Primates can be found here.
Added. A brief message from the bishop of Nevada: