Monday, June 21, 2010

Catholic Bishops Pray for Oil Spill Victims; Issue Statement on Gulf of Mexico Tragedy

The Catholic Culture website reports today (June 21, 2010) that the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a brief statement on the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster.

"We, the Catholic Bishops of the United States, gathered in St. Petersburg, Florida, for several days of prayer and reflection, take this opportunity to express publicly our heartfelt prayers and pastoral solidarity with all those affected by the oil that continues to leak into the Gulf of Mexico," the bishops said, in part, in their June 18 statement.

The bishops conclude, "May God give them (our government and industrial leaders) wisdom and strength in this trying hour, and may He move them to seek lasting solutions benefiting the common good of our society."

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