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Iowa bishop says diocese stands ‘in solidarity’ with local police

Iowa bishop says diocese stands ‘in solidarity’ with local police

| November 2, 2016 | 0 Comments

In response to the fatal shootings Nov. 2 of two police officers, Bishop Richard Pates of Des Moines said the diocese stands in solidarity with members of the local police force.

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Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – January 3, 2013

Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – January 3, 2013

| December 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

“Everyone is coming to church seeking a word of comfort and consolation, which they don’t find anywhere else. You hear gun and mortar shots everywhere. We don’t know where they are coming from or where they are aimed; we only know that they bring death and destruction.”
— Bishop Giuseppe Nazzaro, Latin-rite apostolic vicar of Aleppo, Syria, speaking about Christmas Eve and Christmas Day Masses in the war-torn city

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