Bishop Gugliemone-Deadly Shooting at Emanuel AME Church

Sunday, June 21, 2015

 

PRESS RELEASE 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

June 18, 2015

 

Contact: Maria Aselage, Director of Media Relations

(843)513-7605 – maria@catholic-doc.org

 

Statement from Bishop Robert E. Guglielmone Regarding the Deadly Shooting at Emanuel AME Church

 

“I am deeply saddened by the mass murder that occurred at Emanuel AME Church.

 

The inside of any church is a sanctuary. When a person enters, he or she has the right 

 

to worship, pray and learn in a safe and secure environment. For anyone to murder 

 

nine individuals is upsetting, but to kill them inside of a church during a Bible study class 

 

is devastating to any faith community.

 

“On behalf of the Catholic faithful in South Carolina, I offer my deepest sympathies to 

 

the families of the victims and to the members of Emanuel AME Church. I pray that 

 

everyone affected by this horror will feel the comforting presence of our Lord 

 

surrounding them during this difficult time.”

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