Episcopal leaders join outcry and lament over racist rampage in Buffalo that left 10 dead
Episcopal leaders are condemning a deadly, racist rampage at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket and joining in prayers for the victims and their families as hate-crime charges loom for the 18-year-old suspect in the shooting. READ MORE
Presiding Bishop Michael Curry, who grew up in Buffalo and whose father was rector of St. Philip’s Episcopal Church, a historically black congregation in the city, released a statement May 16 saying his “heart is heavy” at the news of the attack near where he and his childhood friends once rode their bikes. He offered prayers for the victims’ families and gratitude for the police officers who stopped further carnage.