Bishops’ Administrative Committee Voices Solidarity in Wake of Paris Attacks, Pledges Prayers for the Suffering, Support for Peace

November 14, 2015 By Public Affairs Office

BALTIMORE—TheAdministrative Committee of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)pledged prayers for those suffering from the November 13 terror attacks inParis and support for "all those working to build just and peaceful societies"in a statement, November 14. Meeting in Baltimore ahead of the bishops' FallGeneral Assembly, the Administrative Committee is comprised of USCCB'sofficers, committee chairmen and other bishops representing every region of theUnited States.

Fulltext of the statement follows:

A Statement ofSolidarity from theAdministrative Committee of the UnitedStates Conference of Catholic Bishops

Terroralways seeks to separate us from those we most love. Through their suffering,courage and compassion, Parisians are reminding us that the common bond ofhumanity is strongest when the need is greatest. We pledge our prayers foreveryone who suffers from this horrific violence and our advocacy to supportall those working to build just and peaceful societies.

To thepeople of France, we mourn with you and honor the lives lost from severalnations, including our own. To our brothers and sisters in the Church inFrance, your family in the United States holds you close to our hearts. May thetender and merciful love of Jesus Christ give you comfort during this greattrial and lead you on a path toward healing and peace.


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