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Statement on Wadea Al-Fayoume

The entire Diocese of Joliet faith community offers our prayers and condolences for Wadea Al-Fayoume, his family and friends, and all those affected by his death. As facts of this tragedy unfold, we also hold his mother Hanaan Shahin in our prayers for healing from her injuries. As a society, let us strive to reject hatred and violence in all forms, and look for ways to promote justice, peace, and healing for all.

Consistent with the October 16 Statement above from the Diocese of Joliet, the USCCB has also spoken out against and rebuked religious hatred:

U.S. Bishops' Religious Liberty Chairman Speaks Out Against Religious Hatred | USCCB