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Local bishop on events in Charlottesville: 'We cannot remain silent' about hatred

3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago Thursday, August 17 2017 Aug 17, 2017 August 17, 2017 12:19 PM August 17, 2017 in News
Source: WBRZ

BATON ROUGE – The head of the Catholic church in Baton Rouge asked the religious to fight hatred and not remain silent amid neo-Nazi marches and violence in Virginia recently.

“[I am] condemning the shameful display of racism that took place last weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia,” Bishop Robert Muench said in a prepared statement Thursday.

Quoting other clergy, the bishop asked that people stand “united in the sacrifice of Jesus, by which love's victory over every form of evil is assured."

“We cannot remain silent in the face of such blatant hatred, which denies the dignity of each human person created in the image and likeness of God, regardless of race, ethnicity, language, religion or way of life,” he continued.

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