US Bishops express their solidarity with Sikhs

Thursday, August 9, 2012

The Chairman of the U.S. Bishops’ Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs has expressed the solidarity of the Catholic Bishops with the Sikh community in the United States following the August 5, 2012, shooting at a Sikh gurdwara or place of worship in Wisconsin. In his message, the Most Reverend Denis Madden, Auxiliary Bishop of Baltimore, stated that “The U.S. bishops stand with the Sikh community and reject all violence, particularly violence inflicted out of religious intolerance. We are especially saddened that this horrendous act was carried out in a house of worship against people joined together as a family to worship God.” The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has issued a news release on its website at