STATEMENT OF MOST REVEREND JOSEPH C. BAMBERA, BISHOP OF DIOCESE OF SCRANTON, REGARDING SHOOTING AT CONGREGATION CHABAD SYNAGOGUE IN POWAY, CALIFORNIA
“Unfortunately, once again, I stand in shock, sorrow and sadness because of another hate-fueled attack at a house of worship. Exactly six months after the shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, this time it was at Chabad of Poway Synagogue in California on the last day of Passover.
Synagogues, mosques, and all churches should be places of hope and healing. Anti-Semitism and hatred have no place in our society.
With every senseless act of violence – we ask the question – when will it end?
Each and every one of us must use our voices to speak out loudly and decry this madness while committing ourselves to work for peace.
Please pray for the victims of this shooting. We stand in solidarity with our Jewish brothers and sisters here at home, as well as around the world.”