It is antithetical to our faith to promote hatred. Our Lord Jesus Christ called us on a different path—that of love. His words still call us to account today: “Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.” (1 John 4:7) Hatred, division, and cruelty therefore cannot be from God.
We ask you to pray for those who are possessed by hatred. May God change the hearts of all who promote hatred. And may we have the courage and the strength to reach out to embrace others and show them the path of love. May those killed rest in peace and may God heal the injured.
THE BISHOPS OF THE OLD ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AMERICA