- Oct 31, 2020
The U.S. bishops are calling for a national debate on America’s gun policies and renewing their support for a total ban on assault weapons. Their newly released statement comes just two days after America’s latest mass shooting, where a gunman killed 26 people during a church service in Sutherland Springs, Texas.
Following the latest incident of gun violence in America, Pope Francis has sent his condolences to the victims of the Sutherland Springs mass shooting in Texas, saying he is “deeply grieved” by the “senseless violence.” On Sunday, a 26-year old gunman entered into a Baptist Church and killed 26 people during the service. The tragedy has prompted Catholic bishops from around the United States to speak out against gun violence.
Cardinal Blase Cupich said the “time to act” on gun control is now, a day after 26 people were killed at a Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Cupich called for a ban on high-powered weapons. “We don’t need military weapons in our society. We’re not supposed to be at war with one another,” he said.