UPDATED: 10/2/2017 1:16 PM
Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, Archbishop of Galveston-Houston, and President of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), expressed “deep grief” after a deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas.
The full text of the statement follows:
“We woke this morning and learned of yet another night filled with unspeakable terror, this time in the city of Las Vegas, and by all accounts, the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. My heart and my prayers, and those of my brother bishops and all the members of the Church, go out to the victims of this tragedy and to the city of Las Vegas. At this time, we need to pray and to take care of those who are suffering. In the end, the only response is to do good – for no matter what the darkness, it will never overcome the light. May the Lord of all gentleness surround all those who are suffering from this evil, and for those who have been killed we pray, eternal rest grant unto them, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon them.”
Prayer For A Victim Of Accident Or Violence
Lord our God,
you are always faithful and quick to show mercy.
Our brothers and sisters in Las Vegas
were suddenly and violently taken from us.
Come swiftly to their aid,
have mercy on them,
and comfort their family and friends
by the power and protection of the cross.
We ask this through Christ our Lord.
Our prayers and concerns are with all those affected by the horrific mass shooting in Las Vegas. May God, the giver of all life, sustain us.— Bishop Edward Burns (@BishopBurns) October 2, 2017
Prayer source: USCCB.org - Order of Christian Funerals © 1985, International Committee on English in the Liturgy, Inc.
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