Archbishop Cordileone called on the faithful to pray: "I ask San Francisco Catholics to engage in prayer, adoration and fasting for an end to violence and hatred. St. Francis, patron of San Francisco, pray for us."
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‘I Offer the Pain I’m Going Through’: Shot Catholic Bishop-Elect Prays for Purification of South Sudan Diocese
Bishop-elect Carlassare was shot in both legs when two armed men fired multiple bullets at him after breaking into his room at the priests’ residence at Holy Family Cathedral in Rumbek in the early hours of April 26.
The archbishop announced that the Archdiocese of San Francisco will hold a prayer service April 10 at the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Assumption, praying “for an end to violence and racism particularly against Asians, for healing for our nation, and for the flourishing of peace and justice in our land.”
Pope Francis said in addition to persecution, another tangible situation a disciple of Jesus may find him or herself facing is hostility toward the faith and the Word of God.
The commission wrote that “religious freedom conditions in Turkey remained worrisome” in 2019, “with the perpetuation of restrictive and intrusive governmental policies on religious practice and a marked increase in incidents of vandalism and societal violence against religious minorities.”
Religious freedom advocates, including the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) have drawn attention to an increasing number of attacks on churches, synagogues, mosques, and other houses of worship in recent years.
In his remarks, Representative Chris Smith of New Jersey stressed that the plight of trafficking victims may be worsened by coronavirus lockdowns.
‘Epidemic’ of violence needs solution, they said, after Texas gunman leaves at least seven dead and more than 20 injured.
On Friday, at least 49 people were killed in attacks on two Muslim places of worship in the city of Christchurch.