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PRESIDENT OF USCCB MAKES STATEMENT AT CLOSE OF PUBLIC SESSIONS
BALTIMORE — On the final day of the public sessions of the U.S. Bishops fall general assembly in Baltimore, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo of Galveston-Houston and President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, delivered the following remarks.

A statement from Bishop Glen John Provost:

The news of Saturday’s attack at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is shocking and distressing. What was intended to be a celebration of faith and new life devolved into terror and violence. We again denounce all forms of racial prejudice and violence. The menace of Anti-Semitism must be rooted out in all of its forms.

We stand in solidarity with our Jewish brothers and sisters as we commend to Our Heavenly Father the lives of the eleven people killed in the attack. We pray, too, for the first responders and all those who rendered aid. May God be with them and their families in their sorrow.