Washington D.C., May 26, 2021 / 11:01 am
Leading U.S. bishops on Wednesday decried a rise in anti-Semitic incidents in the United States, and called for prayers.
“The recent rise in antisemitic attacks across the nation is deeply troubling,” Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles and Bishop David Talley of Memphis stated on Wednesday. Archbishop Gomez is the president of the U.S. bishops’ conference (USCCB), and Bishop Talley is the chair of the USCCB ecumenical and interreligious affairs committee.
“We cannot remain silent when we witness our brothers and sisters suffering on account of being Jewish, and we will never tire of our commitment to decry every form of hatred, especially those formed in contempt of faith,” the bishops stated.
The Anti-Defamation League has reported a rise in incidents of anti-Semitism, with reports of Jews in the United States being physically attacked by people yelling anti-Semitic slurs.