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Charlotte bishop calls for prayer following violence

September 23, 2016

Bishop Peter Jugis of Charlotte has issued a statement on the violence and looting that has taken place in the North Carolina city following the fatal shooting of an African-American man by an African-American police officer.

“After two nights of violence in the city of Charlotte I call upon the half-million Catholic men, women and children of the Diocese of Charlotte to join me in prayer,” the bishop said.

“Let us pray for peace and for justice, not only for the victims of violence in Charlotte, but for all of the victims throughout our country,” he continued. “Let us pray for the members of our law enforcement organizations who have been victims of unjust violence. Let us pray for all men and women of good will to be instruments of harmony and the always-shining light of Christ in our neighborhoods, work places, schools and public spaces.”

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  • Posted by: [email protected] - Sep. 25, 2016 11:34 AM ET USA

    Prayers are fine. Prosecution for their crimes is better.