By Deborah Castellano Lubov

Cardinal Timothy Dolan, says, in the wake of a horrific anti-Semetic attack in New York, that such acts against “our Jewish brothers and sisters” must be “condemned completely.”

During celebrations for Hanukkah on Dec. 28th, a man stabbed five at a rabbi’s home in Monsey, New York. In the aftermath, hundreds turned out at the scene in solidarity.

The Archbishop of New York decried what he called the “latest in a series of sickening attacks of violence against our brothers and sisters.”

“Such acts,” he underscored, “must be condemned completely and without reservation as totally contrary to everything that people of faith stand for.”

Noting an attack against anyone because of their faith, is an attack on us all, he stressed: “This hatred has no place in our city, state, or nation, or anywhere else on our planet.

The American prelate wrote that at his Sunday morning Mass, he prayed in a special way in solidarity with the victims of “these heinous acts of violence.”

Cardinal Dolan concluded, urging all people to come together “in a spirit of unity to reject such hatred and bigotry wherever it occurs.”

Here is Cardinal’s full statement, published on the website of the Archdiocese of New York:

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Statement of Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York:

December 29, 2019

by Cardinal Timothy Dolan

The news of last night’s attack at the home of a Jewish family in Monsey, New York, is the latest in a series of sickening acts of violence against our Jewish brothers and sisters. Such acts must be condemned completely and without reservation as totally contrary to everything that people of faith stand for.

An attack on any individual or group because of his or her religious beliefs is an attack on us all. This hatred has no place in our city, state, or nation, or anywhere else on our planet.

At my Sunday Mass this morning, I prayed in a special way in solidarity with the victims of these heinous acts of violence, and urge all people to come together in a spirit of unity to reject such hatred and bigotry wherever it occurs.

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