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Attacks in Sri Lanka: Stunned and horrified

With dismay, have responded to the politicians in the world to the attacks in Sri Lanka. Federal President of Germany, Steinmeier spoke of a "cowardly terrorist attacks". Chancellor Merkel said that religious hatred should not prevail.

Federal President of Germany Frank-Walter Steinmeier has condemned the series of attacks in Sri Lanka in a letter of condolence to the President of the country, Maithripala Sirisenaa, sharp. He was following the "cowardly terrorist attacks that stunned and full of horror". Particularly despicable is that many of the peacefully Praying in houses of worship have been targeted by the dastardly attacks.

Germany stand at the side of Sri Lanka "in the resolution, the inhuman Terror of confronting," said Steinmeier. His thoughts were with the families and friends of the victims and the helpers.

the Federal President, Steinmeier condemned to write the actions in a letter of condolence.

Merkel: "Religious hatred and intolerance must not write wins"

Also, German Chancellor Angela Merkel was targeted in a letter of condolence to Sirisenaa. "It is shocking that the people who had gathered to celebrate the feast of Easter, were a conscious goal of these sneaky attacks," wrote Merkel.

"In this difficult hour, we mourn with the families of the bereaved and pray for the speedy recovery of the injured. Religious hatred and intolerance, which is manifested today in such a terrible way, must not win."

Maas: deliberate killing of Innocent

Federal foreign Minister Heiko Maas commented on Twitter about the events. To experience Easter is so much hatred, pain. "Easter is a celebration of love, which teaches us to hate on our part can never be the solution."

Further, the SPD politician said: "This vile deed was apparently targeted against people who were dedicated on Easter Sunday in the churches for prayer and Contemplation, as well as against travellers. Nothing can justify the deliberate killing of innocent people."

Juncker: "We are ready to help"

EU Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker reacted with horror to the attacks. "I speak to the families of the victims who had gathered for a peaceful worship, or came to visit this beautiful country, my condolences," wrote Juncker on Twitter. "We are ready to help."

the President of France, Emmanuel Macron described the attacks as "heinous acts". On Twitter he spoke to the people in Sri Lanka solidarity. The thoughts are on this Easter day for all the families of the victims.

Russia's President Vladimir Putin called the events in a Letter to the President of Sri Lanka is a "cruel and cynical crimes in the midst of the Easter holidays". The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan spoke of "an attack on the entire humanity".

EU Commission President Juncker spoke to the families his condolences.

Bedford-Strohm: "is Not hate

Also the Chairman of the Evangelical Church in Germany (EKD), Heinrich Bedford-Strohm, was affected. "I think of the many dead and injured, to all the people who are now shedding tears of despair," he said in Hannover.

Who celebrate Easter, the resurrection of Jesus, know the depths of suffering, said Bedford-Strohm. He added: "the worst of the violence will not cause us to capitulate before hate. Right now: Christ is risen, and takes all of the victims of hatred and violence into the new life."

Pope Francis has thought of on Easter Sunday, the victims of the attacks. He had heard the news about the series of attacks "with grief and pain," said the Pope in front of tens of thousands of faithful in St Peter's square.

a series of explosions in Sri Lanka at least 156 people have been killed.

More than 150 people died in six terrorist attacks in Sri Lanka Atlas |Sri Lanka |Colombo

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