Our prayers are with our Jewish neighbors from the Tree of Life Congregation, as well as with the law enforcement officers and other public servants who responded to the horrific incident in Squirrel Hill this morning.
The Diocese of Pittsburgh released the following statement from Bishop Zubik:
"As we are all devastated by this morning's massacre at Tree of LIfe Congregation, my heart and prayers are especially lifted up for our Jewish sisters and brothers and the law enforcement officers who rushed into harm's way. The relationship between Tree of Life and the Diocese of Pittsburgh has been close over many years.
Anti-Jewish bigotry, and all religious and ethnic bigotry, is a terrible sin. As we pray for peace in our communities and comfort for the grieving, we must put prayer into action by loving our neighbors and working to make 'Never again!' a reality. May God free us from fear and hatred, and sow peace in our lives, our communities, and the world."
Our Lady of the Sacred Heart, pray for us.