He said the world stands in need of compassion and understanding and not bigotry and hate-filled extremism.
"The New Zealand Shooting is a despicable act of terrorism, that must be condemned unequivocally. The world stands in need of compassion and understanding. Not bigotry and hate filled extremism. My condolences to the families of the victims. My prayers go out to those who were injured," he said on Twitter.
Mass shootings at two mosques full of worshippers attending Friday prayers killed 49 people in New Zealand.
"What happened in New Zealand is a crime against humanity. It is a dangerous reminder that hatred and bigotry must be fought at every turn. The families of the victims remain in our thoughts & prayers," he said.