CNA Staff, Nov 2, 2023 / 12:25 pm
New York Archbishop Cardinal Timothy Dolan this week condemned what he said were “outbreaks of religious hatred” in the United States amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, urging repentance on the part of offenders and for “people of goodwill” to “stand courageously for peace.”
The prelate’s remarks were posted Wednesday in a statement from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, where Dolan is chairman of the Committee on Religious Liberty.
“In recent days here in America, where for hundreds of years many have sought refuge from religious persecution, we have seen outbreaks of religious hatred that shock the conscience,” Dolan said.
The cardinal made reference to the October stabbing of a 6-year-old Muslim boy in Chicago. Officials said that killing came about after the landlord of the boy’s family targeted them specifically because they were Muslim.