From the Bishop

Bishop Burbidge offers statement following declaration of war by Israel

I ask the faithful in the Diocese of Arlington and all people of good will to join in prayer for peace following a terrorist attack in Israel.  Our hearts are shocked and saddened by the death of hundreds of people, and thousands more who are wounded or dispersed already.  It is my hope and prayer that the international community will work together to help ensure a peaceful and just resolution for the good of all.

At this time, we also pray that the victims and their families find strength and support.  May we join with one voice in asking God to grant eternal rest to the deceased, console those who grieve, and guide political leaders to bring an end to the war without further violence.