U.S. Bishops Call for Peace and Unity after Violence and Protests in Charlottesville

“The abhorrent acts of hatred on display in Charlottesville are an attack on the unity of our nation and therefore summon us all to fervent prayer and peaceful action,” said Cardinal Daniel N. DiNardo, of Galveston-Houston, President of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Read the full statements from the U.S. Bishops in response to the violent protest and deadly attack in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday, August 12.

Statement 1: President Of U.S. Conference Of Catholic Bishops Calls For Calm Amid Violent Protests In Charlottesville

Statement 2: USCCB President And Domestic Justice Chairman Call For Prayer And Unity In Response To Deadly Charlottesville Attack

Please join us in praying for those killed and injured during the protests and for the conversion of all hearts hardened by racism and hatred. St. Francis of Assisi, make us instruments of your peace!