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​Pope Francis grieved by ‘senseless violence’ of Texas church shooting

November 07, 2017 | posted by Catholic News Agency

On Tuesday Pope Francis voiced his sorrow after 26 people were killed at a Baptist Church in Texas over the weekend, offering his support and praying that such acts of meaningless violence would come to an end.

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Homily of Archbishop Gustavo at Presbyteral Convocation Mass; Sutherland Springs shooting victims re

November 06, 2017 | posted by Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS

The happy occasion of our celebration tonight and our convocation these days, is unfortunately tarnished by grief and dismay, as we join our Baptist brothers and sisters suffering the senseless loss of 26 lives at the shooting yesterday in Sutherland Springs. They are our family, friends and neighbors who live among us! They are our fellow Christians and they are God’s children!

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​Statement of Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS, of San Antonio on shooting at First Baptist Ch

November 05, 2017 | posted by Archbishop Gustavo García-Siller, MSpS

We need prayers! The families affected in the shooting this morning at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs need prayers. The evil perpetrated on these who were gathered to worship God on the Lord’s Day -- especially children and the elderly -- makes no sense and will never be fully understood. Disbelief and shock are the overwhelming feelings; there are no adequate words. There can be no explanation or motive for such a scene of horror at a small country church for families gathered to praise Jesus Christ.

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Statement of Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS, concerning New York City attack of Oct. 31

November 01, 2017 | posted by Archbishop Gustavo Garcia-Siller, MSpS

Yet another senseless attack on the innocent took place in New York City yesterday, with the site of this carnage taking place close to the location of the World Trade Center tragedy. Eight people needlessly lost their lives and many others were injured while they were peacefully walking or bicycling on a popular path that is customarily filled with the sounds of laughter and friendly conversation.

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