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Episcopal Presiding Bishop “horrified” at doctor’s murder

June 2, 2009

Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori expressed her horror and calls for prayers on the murder of Dr. George Tiller while he was in his church in Wichita, Kansas.

The following is the statement from Presiding Bishop Jefferts Schori:

I am horrified to learn of the murder of Dr. Tiller, made even more painful for occurring in a place of worship and sanctuary. I pray for him and for his family, that all may know they are held in the palm of God's hand. I also pray for those who believe that violence is ever the answer to disputes or differences, that they, too, may be healed.

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Presiding Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori


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