Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Aug 27, 2020 / 12:35 pm
Milwaukee's archbishop prayed for peace in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Thursday morning, after four nights of protests and riots following the shooting of a Black man by police on Sunday. Two people have been killed and another was wounded seriously by a teenaged gunman amid the unrest.
Archbishop Jerome Listecki of Milwaukee offered Mass at St. Mark the Evangelist Parish on Thursday morning, joined by the archdiocesan vicars general and priests of Kenosha's Catholic parishes, the archdiocese announced in a Facebook post on Thursday.
The archbishop held a press conference outside St. Mark's Church, announcing a plan to visit sites in Kenosha damaged by riots and deadly violence this week.
"I speak for the pastors when I say immediately how hurtful it is that something like this, a wound, should appear in the community," Listecki said of the unrest this past week. "Also it's a time when the church should be there to help the healing."