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Milwaukee's archbishop pleads for end to urban violence

August 16, 2016

Milwaukee's Archbishop Jerome Listecki has appealled for calm and referred to the violence sweeping that city as a "self-inflicted wound." 

Riots broke out in the Wisconsin city after a police officer shot a young African-American man. "Protests are certainly the right of every American," Archbishop Listecki said, "but violence such as looting, burning is never tolerated."



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  • Posted by: unum - Aug. 16, 2016 10:00 PM ET USA

    Has the Church in Milwaukee energized the laity to begin a substantial outreach to improve massive unemployment, ineffective education, and single parent families in the black community. Quoting Pope Francis, "more than ever today, we need priests, consecrated persons and lay faithful, with the attentive gaze of the apostle, to be moved and to stand before hardships and material and spiritual poverty".