Norway Pays Tribute to Double Massacre Victims

Oslo, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) The Cathedral of Oslo opened its doors on Sunday for a mass in memory of the 92 people killed in Friday”s double attacks.

Silence reigned in the cathedral, where parishioners lit candles and placed flowers as tribute to the victims of the attacks in this capital and in a youth camp in Utoya Island.

About 86 percent of Norwegians belong to the evangelic Lutheran church, while Protestants and Catholics represent 4 percent of the total population of about 5 million people.

Since early Sunday morning, a long line of people were waiting in the surroundings of the church to pay homage to those who died in the bomb explosion in Oslo and the close range shooting in the Island against a group of young people.

Those who could not enter the church laid their flowers at the entrance of the cathedral, built in the second half of the 17th century.

A car bomb detonated in front of the Ministry of Oil and Energy on Friday leaving 7 dead and tens of people wounded; this occurred near to the offices of Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg, who was unharmed in the attack.

A few hours later, a man wearing a police uniform, identified as Anders Behring Breivik, shot young people at close range in Utoya, killing 85 of them.

One response to “Norway Pays Tribute to Double Massacre Victims

  1. The angels up above,
    Saw and heard your cries,
    So they came and took,
    Your angels from the pain,

    So that they can still,
    Enjoy the peace and love,
    That you gave them,
    The Angels of Oslo.

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