Bishops ask for peace after white nationalist rally turns deadly
WASHINGTON (CNS) — The bishop from the Catholic Diocese of Richmond, Virginia called for peace following violence in Charlottesville late on Aug. 11 and subsequent events at the University of Virginia that left at least one person dead after a car plowed into a crowd on the afternoon of Aug. 12 during a white nationalist rally.
The Associated Press reported that at least 20 were injured Saturday and the mayor of Charlottesville confirmed one death in the afternoon via Twitter after the car rammed into the crowd of marchers.
“In the last 24 hours, hatred and violence have been on display in the city of Charlottesville,” said Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo in a statement. “I earnestly pray for peace.”
Charlottesville is in Bishop DiLorenzo’s diocese.