Archbishop Broglio issued the following statement on the tragic shootings which happened July 16 in Chattanooga, Tenn., resulting in the deaths of four U.S. Marines and one U.S. Navy Sailor.
Archbishop Broglio said:
“Once again senseless violence has felled five members of the Sea Services who were giving of themselves for the Nation they loved. On behalf of the faithful and clergy of the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA, I express heartfelt sympathy to the families who lost loved ones and the Marine Corps and the Navy. It grieves all people of good will to see those who faithfully serve others mercilessly slain in what should have been safe places. I pray for the repose of their souls, the consolation of their loved ones, and a renewal of a spirit of dialogue in the hope that it leads to lasting peace.”