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Bishop Burbidge and USCCB President Respond to Violence at U.S. Capital

Response from Bishop Michael F. Burbidge: "Today, I was saddened and appalled to see the violence at the U.S. Capital that disrupted a constitutional process.  I ask all people to pray for unity and healing in our nation. May God bless and protect this great country and grant us the peace for which we long."

January 6, 2021

WASHINGTON -Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), issued the following statement in response to today's violence in the United States Capitol:

“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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