Prince Charles calls for action to stop 'horror' of knife crime

Remigio Civitarese
Aprile 20, 2019

"Already this year we have seen some bad deeds of darkness". Read on to know more.

"I have always felt that the words we hear at Christmas come into their own at Easter", the 70-year-old began. The full letter was published in the United Kingdom daily, The Telegraph.

"It is all too easy at this time, I know, to feel overwhelmed by the darkness, and by all that is going on in the world".

Prince Charles said while the punishment was necessary that brought offenders who commit such crimes to their senses, "very often it is not the punishment that brings them to their senses... but rather the extraordinary power of the forgiveness from those they have hurt".

He detailed how throughout his life he has been humbled to meet and listen to people who have suffered bad personal tragedies, admiring the way they have turned their grief into action to help people.

The Prince of Wales has commended a survivor of the Christchurch terrorist attack for his example of forgiveness, saying he is a "shining example to us all".

The Prince added that the determination to look at the causes of knife crime and search for solutions was, for him, another example of "the light shining in the darkness".

In an Easter message, Charles labelled recent killings "terrible deeds of darkness" and said he and son Harry were filled with "immense sadness" after hearing stories of those affected by knife crime. What are your views on the letter? "But Easter gives us hope", the prince wrote.

Charles also referred to the pair of attacks at mosques in Christchurch in New Zealand, where 50 people were killed by a gunman, writing: "Last month we saw another remarkable example of forgiveness following the utterly appalling attack on Muslims in Christchurch".

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