Washington, D.C. Newsroom, May 22, 2020 / 13:11 pm
Bishop Michael Mulvey of Corpus Christi offered prayers for a sailor who was injured in a terrorist attack in his diocese on Thursday, and pledged to be a force for peace in the face of evil.
Early on May 21, a 20-year-old man named Adam Salim Alsahli drove to the entrance of the Naval Air Station Corpus Christi and shot a member of the base's security forces, who was wearing a bulletproof vest. He then proceeded to crash his car into a barrier, and continued to fire shots. Alsahli was shot and killed, and the base was locked down.
"I condemned the act of terrorism that was perpetrated this morning at Naval Air Station Corpus Christi," said Mulvey in a statement released shortly after the attack. "These acts of violence are heinous, but they will not undermine our resolve to work for peace in our hearts, and our society. Our prayer is with the sailor who was injured this morning."
Mulvey prayed for "the Lord to sustain those on the front lines who courageously confront this evil," and for "calm and peace to our community and the world."