Bishop offers memorial Mass for shooting victims
Catholic World News - January 12, 2011
Bishop Gerald Kicanas of Tucson offered a memorial Mass on January 11 for victims of the January 8 shooting that left six dead, including US District Court Judge John Roll, and at least a dozen wounded, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.
The Mass took place at a parish less than a mile away from the site of the shooting.
Hastily returning from the Holy Land, where he was representing the US bishops’ conference at an annual meeting, Bishop Kicanas preached that “everyone in our community has been grieving.”
“Our community is questioning, wondering and struggling with how such violence could happen,” he said, but “our God consoles and comforts us when tragedy strikes.”
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