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Newtown Shooting Statement by Bishop Donald Hilliard, Jr….

Cathedral International Mourns the Victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School Newtown, Connecticut—

Press Release—

PERTH AMBOY– Bishop Donald Hilliard, Jr., Senior Pastor of Cathedral International released the following statement regarding one of this country’s worse tragedies.

We at Cathedral International are deeply saddened by the senseless shooting that occurred at the Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown Connecticut. Our country witnessed among the most horrific tragedies of our time, the slaughtering of beautiful little children, school officials and teachers, including the murderer’s mother. Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy!

We along with President Barack Obama are moved to tears by this tragedy. As people we are touched and as parents and neighbors we grieve. As a shepherd, I too grieve because there are too many senseless acts of violence. Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy and please, stop the funerals!

There are so many guns, so many unstable minds, so many horrific tragedies and so little respect for life. Colorado, Oregon, now Connecticut all bring us to our knees. Our prayers and hearts go out to these families who lost their loved ones and to all members of the Newtown, Connecticut community.

Flags on all our campuses are lowered to half-staff in respect for the victims. Signs are placed throughout all buildings and entryways encouraging all to “pray for our children.” Lord have mercy, Christ have mercy!

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