Statement via the Archdiocese of Baltimore
Archbishop William E. Lori, Archbishop of Baltimore, today issued the following statement in response to this weekend’s protests and the tragic death of Freddie Gray:
May we unite in prayer for immediate and lasting healing, especially between members of our community and law enforcement, brought about by dialogue, mutual respect and understanding. We pray that following today’s funeral and in the days to come, protesters will voice their views freely and openly but without violence, which only deepens and prolongs injustice. And finally, may we pray together that God will grace us always with His presence, so that our broken City can once again be whole and that our minds and our hearts will be open to peace and love.