- Feb 23, 2020
Following the deadly massacre that killed 59 people and injured more than 500 others, Bishop Joseph Pepe led an interfaith prayer service at Las Vegas’s Cathedral of the Guardian Angels where he issued a plea for unity and peace. “Where there is hatred and violence we must be the sign of love and of peace. Where there is division and uncivil speech, we must stand together as a sign of unity,” he said.
Following the shooting in Las Vegas last night, the deadliest in American history, Pope Francis has sent a telegram assuring the victims and their families of his prayers, and entrusting the dead “to the merciful love of almighty God.” The pontiff also commended the efforts of those police and emergency services personnel who were the first responders.