BISHOP PETER A. LIBASCI COMMENTS ON DEATH OF JAMES FOLEY
On being advised of the apparent murder of journalist and Rochester native James Foley by Islamic State insurgents, the Most Reverend Peter A. Libasci, Bishop of Manchester, made the following statement:
“The brutality of this act is itself evidence of an unspeakable evil that is rampant and inhuman. To the prayers that have been offered since his captivity almost two years ago, we now add our prayers for James’s eternal rest and, in Christ Jesus Our Lord, James’s future resurrection to eternal life.
“Our prayers also must accompany a sorrowful mother, a grieving father, a deeply pained family and countless friends who have kept vigil all this time. May we also pray for those who have embraced the way of darkness and death, that they may turn away from this terrible evil now and forever.”
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