Bishop Clark, diocese express sadness over museum shooting - Catholic Courier

Bishop Clark, diocese express sadness over museum shooting

Bishop Matthew H. Clark and the people of the Diocese of Rochester expressed their “deepest sadness” at the “tragic violence” that occurred June 10 at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C.

According to a report by the Associated Press, an 88-year-old gunman with a virulently anti-Semitic past fatally shot a security guard inside the museum June 10 before being shot himself by other officers.

In a June 11 statement, Bishop Clark and the diocese asked God to “assuage the pain of loss” of the security guard’s family, and also renewed a commitment to work to end anti-Semitism.

“We recommit ourselves to work for and pray unceasingly for an end to anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred and bigotry, evils that wound and diminish humankind and corrupt God’s plan for our world,” the statement said.

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