Ankara, Turkey – The gun attack on the Archbishop of the Orthodox Church in Lyon, France, has been condemned by the Foreign Ministry.

The foreign ministry said in a written statement that the cleric, who was seriously injured in the attack, was restored to health as soon as possible and that such attacks would end.

“We strongly condemn the armed attack on an Orthodox cleric, this time in Lyon, France,” the ministry said.” said.

The ministry’s statement read:

As a country that has been fighting all forms of terrorism for many years, we once again express our solidarity against terrorism as we convey our wishes to the French people and the Orthodox community living in France.

The attack took place near the Greek Orthodox Church in the 7th District of Lyon, southern France, and the attacker fled, shooting the pastor with a shotgun.