Milwaukee, Wis., Aug 6, 2012 / 16:31 pm
Milwaukee Archbishop Jerome E. Listecki expressed sorrow and promised prayers after a gunman killed six people at a local Sikh temple before he was shot and died.
"Our prayers go out to the congregation at the temple and to the entire Sikh community," Archbishop Listecki said in an Aug. 5 statement responding to the Sunday morning murders, committed by Wade Michael Page at the Sikh Temple of Wisconsin.
"It is in times like these that we turn to God who is the consolation and hope for all of us," the Milkwaukee archbishop reflected.
The archdiocese expressed its closeness to victims as well as families, friends, and emergency responders involved in the shooting.