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New Oakland bishop lauds jailed African-American pro-life pastor

May 28, 2009

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Following a long prison visit with Walter Hoye-- an African-American Baptist pastor jailed for violating Oakland’s bubble law, which prohibits pro-life protests near abortion clinics-- Bishop Salvatore Cordileone of Oakland said that he had the “highest respect” for Hoye’s work.

“Between 1882 and 1968, the Klan lynched 3,446 black folk. Abortion kills more than that in the African-American community in just three days,” said Hoye. “Getting a visit from him did my heart so much good,” he added. “I am in love with the Catholic Church, I’m in love with this bishop. We had a tremendous visit.”

 


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