Archdiocese of Milwaukee
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Arbishop Listecki Releases Statement About Kenosha Shooting


By - Aug 24th, 2020 12:13 pm

MILWAUKEE ― Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki released the following statement regarding the shooting that occurred in Kenosha on August 23, 2020.

It is with a heavy heart that I received the news about the shooting last night in Kenosha. While many of the details of this shooting are unknown to us, the general public, it is not difficult to imagine the pain, fear and anger felt by all who were present. I pray for healing for Jacob Blake and for comfort for his family and loved ones.

I also pray for peace in Kenosha, as the situation remains volatile in the wake of this shooting. Violence can never be the means to attain peace and justice. The Church stands as a beacon of hope. The sins of violence, injustice, racism and hatred must be purged from our communities with acts of mercy, with the protection and care for the dignity of every human person, with respect for the common good, and with an unwavering pursuit of equality and peace. Together, let us pray to God for peace, justice, mercy and protection for every human being.

With the assurance of my prayers for the Kenosha community, I am,

Sincerely yours in Christ,
Jerome ListeckiMost Reverend Jerome E. Listecki
Archbishop of Milwaukee

NOTE: This press release was submitted to Urban Milwaukee and was not written by an Urban Milwaukee writer. It has not been verified for its accuracy or completeness.

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