Denver, Colo., Jul 20, 2012 / 09:46 am
Archbishop Samuel J. Aquila and auxiliary Bishop James D. Conley mourned with the Denver community after a gunman opened fire in a local movie theater on July 20, killing 12 and wounding 50.
"We stand in solidarity with our brothers and sisters cast into that darkness. They do not stand alone. As Catholic bishops, we 'weep with those who weep,'" they said.
"We are shocked and saddened by this tragedy. Our hearts and prayers go out to those impacted by this evil act."
At a packed midnight showing of "The Dark Knight Rises" at Century Movie Theater in the eastern suburb of Aurora, Colo., a man identified as James Holmes, 24, entered the front of the theater and set off what appeared to be a noxious canister of gas.