Bishop Gugliemone-Deadly Shooting at Emanuel AME Church

Sunday, June 21, 2015




June 18, 2015


Contact: Maria Aselage, Director of Media Relations

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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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