Originally posted on the Diocese of Cleveland website.
Our country has suffered another horrific crime that has claimed many lives and shattered many others. All are heartbroken over this latest incident of hatred and senseless violence. This incomprehensible act in Las Vegas directed against innocent men, women and children reminds all of us of the fragile and precious nature of human life. As people of faith, we condemn the evil of violence and pray for the gift of peace.
I ask everyone in Northeast Ohio to join together with me in prayer for the victims of this crime and their families, for all the public safety responders and for the entire Las Vegas community.
May our witness of prayer and solidarity bring some solace to their lives and may the God of all love and goodness provide consolation and healing in the wake of this dark tragedy.
+Nelson J. Perez
Bishop of Cleveland