In a letter to Haim Korsia, Grand Rabbi of France, Bishop Pierre Whalon and the Very Reverend Lucinda Laird, dean of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Paris, expressed solidarity with the Jewish community in the face of growing anti-Semitism in France, and across Europe. The letter followed an incident in which the Cathedral wall along the avenue George V was defaced with anti-Jewish graffiti. “It is intolerable that anti-Semitism is rising again in our countries,” the two said. With this deplorable act, “we felt that Christians were being targeted, as well. Whoever is attacking the Jews in France is attacking us as well.” “Whether Jew, Christian or Muslim, we are all one human family and worthy of respect."