Statement on Situation in Afghanistan

Archbishop Timothy Broglio baptizes a U.S. Marine at Camp Leatherneck in southern Afghanistan in 2014.

Archbishop Broglio has issued the following statement on the killing of U.S. Military personnel outside Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday, 26 August 2021:

“Receiving the news about the tragic loss of Marines and a Corpsman in Afghanistan while in San Diego for the first AMS convocation of 2021, I immediately joined the assembled priests to pray for the repose of their souls and the consolation of their families. Together we beg the Prince of Peace for a time of dialogue and a profound respect for the priceless value of human life.”