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US bishops’ president on violence at Capitol: ‘This is not who we are’

AMERICA

Jeffrey Bruno-ALETEIA

Kathleen N. Hattrup - published on 01/07/21

"In this troubling moment, we must recommit ourselves to the values and principles of our democracy and come together as one nation under God"

The president of the bishops’ conference of the United States released a statement January 6 in reaction to the violence in the nation’s capital.

Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, stated the following:

I join people of good will in condemning the violence today at the United States Capitol. This is not who we are as Americans. I am praying for members of Congress and Capitol staff and for the police and all those working to restore order and public safety. The peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of this great nation. In this troubling moment, we must recommit ourselves to the values and principles of our democracy and come together as one nation under God. I entrust all of us to the heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary. May she guide us in the ways of peace, and obtain for us wisdom and the grace of a true patriotism and love of country.

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