• A makeshift memorial is displayed April 27, 2019, near a shooting incident at the Congregation Chabad synagogue in Poway, Calif., near San Diego. In response to the shooting, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, said in an April 28 statement: "Our country should be better than this; our world should be beyond such acts of hatred and anti-Semitism." (CNS photo by John Gastaldo/Reuters)

Bishop Matano expresses solidarity after California synagogue attack

Catholic Courier    |    04.29.2019
Category: From the Bishop


The Diocese of Rochester issued the following statement on April 29 in response to the April 27 attack at the Chabad of Poway synagogue in suburban San Diego, California. The attack, in which an armed gunman killed one worshipper and injured three others, took place one day after the Catholic Courier’s May 1 edition went to press.

The diocesan statement said: “Bishop (Salvatore R.) Matano expresses his deep sorrow over the shootings at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue in San Diego and asks all the faithful to pray for the victims and for the consolation of their families. We stand in solidarity with our Jewish brothers and sisters in this tragedy and decry this senseless violence.”

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