FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 18, 2015
Contact: Maria Aselage, Director of Media Relations
(843)513-7605 – firstname.lastname@example.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.”