22 March 2016 in Brussels rush hour commutes and early morning flights were violently disrupted by multiple attacks. Current reports describe at least 33 deaths as a result of two explosions at Brussels Airport, and further explosions at a metro station in the core of the European Union district.


March 24, 2016

The Committee of Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union (CROCEU)[1] condemns the violent attacks that took place during the morning of the 22 March 2016 in Belgium-Brussels.

We are praying for all those who have lost their lives and we convey our deepest condolences to their families. We also express our deepestcompassion for all those who are suffering as a consequence of these tragic events. As European Orthodox Christians we know that hatred, misery, pain and violence flourish in society whenever love for God and our neighbor is missing.