Washington D.C., Dec 13, 2019 / 16:00 pm America/Denver (CNA).
The U.S. bishops’ conference on Friday condemned the antisemitic shooting at a kosher market in Jersey City earlier this week, reiterating the Church’s absolute condemnation of antisemitism.
“The recent attack on a kosher market in Jersey City, alongside many other recent hateful and at times violent actions, have highlighted the importance of, once again, publicly condemning any and all forms of antisemitism whether in thought, word or action,” said Bishop Joseph Bambera of Scranton, chair of the U.S. bishops’ ecumenical and interreligious affairs committee, on Friday.
“The past has taught us silence and passivity can result in the advancement of the worst crimes humanity can commit,” he said.
On Tuesday, two gunmen fatally shot a police detective in Bay View Cemetery in Jersey City, New Jersey, before entering the nearby Jersey City Kosher Supermarket and shooting four civilians inside, killing three.
After a shootout of several hours, police entered the market and found the two suspects dead; a pipe bomb was discovered in the U-Haul truck of the shooters parked outside the market.