Washington D.C., Aug 12, 2017 / 14:46 pm
The head of the U.S. bishops conference called for prayers after one person was killed and over a dozen injured during a white nationalist protest in Charlottesville, Virginia.
"The abhorrent acts of hatred on display in Charlottesville are an attack on the unity of our nation and therefore summon us all to fervent prayer and peaceful action," Cardinal Daniel DiNardo said in a statement Aug. 11.
"We offer our prayers for the family and loved ones of the person who was killed and for all those who have been injured. We join our voices to all those calling for calm."
After violent clashes between hundreds of white nationalists and counter-protestors in Charlottesville's Emancipation city park, a car plowed into the crowd, killing one and injuring 19, reported the New York Times.