For Immediate Release
August 10, 2018
As we mark the first anniversary of the violence that took place in Charlottesville on August 12, 2017, in solidarity with Bishop Barry Knestout of the Diocese of Richmond, I call upon all Catholics and people of good will to pray for peace in our nation, and for an end to the division that is caused by racism and prejudice. We must shine a light on injustice, be advocates for those who are victims of discrimination, and continue to affirm the dignity of every human person as we are all created in the image and likeness of God.
We pray to our Lady, Queen and Peace, for unity and harmony in our communities, in our nation, and our world, recalling that it is only through her Son, Jesus Christ, that true healing and peace are ours.