President of U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Responds to Terror Attack in New York City

October 31, 2017 By Public Affairs Office

WASHINGTON—CardinalDaniel N DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), has issued the following statement in response to this afternoon's deadly attack on innocent people in Manhattan that has left at least eight people dead.  

Cardinal DiNardo's full statement follows:

"Thisafternoon we heard of what appears to be a deliberate attack on innocent people in New York City. This horrendous act weighs on all of our hearts. Reports about the attack are too preliminary to understand fully what has happened, but it grieves me deeply that we must again respond to such acts of terror.

Tothe family and friends of those who have died, please know that you arenot alone, and that the prayers of the Bishops and of all the Church are with you and your loved ones. To you and to everyone, I would like to say that the forces of darkness always try to wipe away our hope; butour hope is in the name of the Lord and will always remain firm. Let usremember the words of the Lord to prophet Joshua: be strong and steadfast! Do not fear nor be dismayed, for the LORD, your God, is with you wherever you go."

---
Keywords: U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, USCCB, Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo,Galveston-Houston, New York City, attack, acts of terror.

###

Media Contact:
Judy Keane
202-541-3200