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‘Respect and understanding’ needed to end ‘heinous and evil’ terrorist attacks

Police investigated the crime scene early Nov. 1 after a man driving a rented pickup truck ran down pedestrians and cyclists on a bike path alongside the Hudson River in New York City. The incident occurred near the World Trade Center memorial, killing at least eight and seriously injuring 11 in what the Mayor Bill de Blasio called “a particularly cowardly act of terror.”

WASHINGTON — All people must "work towards greater respect and understanding among all people so that heinous and evil acts like this become a thing of the past," wrote Cardinal Timothy M. Dolan in response to a pickup truck driver who mowed down pedestrians and bicyclists in New York late in the afternoon Oct. 31.

Cardinal Dolan stated, "Today our city and our nation are stunned and horrified by another act of senseless violence." At least eight people died and 11 others were injured in the attack.

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