Miami, Fla., Feb 14, 2018 / 21:20 pm
Archbishop Thomas Wenski of Miami urged Broward County to unity, mutual support, and strength after a shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland killed at least 17 students and teachers and injured dozens more. Parkland is in the Archdiocese of Miami.
In a statement published on the diocesan website, Wenski said he offered his prayers as well as those of the Catholic community for everyone affected by this "senseless tragedy."
"We pray for the deceased and wounded, for their families and loved ones, for our first responders and our entire South Florida community," said Wenski.
Wenski urged Floridians to rise above their "understandable outrage," and "come together as a community to support one another" in the aftermath of the shooting. With the Lord's help, Wenski said, "we can remain strong and resolute to resist evil in all its manifestations."