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Bishop Wall has asked that prayers go out to the people of the Diocese of Phoenix after a tragedy on Thursday, June 12.

Police were responding to a report of a robbery at Mother of Mercy Mission in Phoenix, and found that the two priests living near the mission – Fr. Joseph Terra and Fr. Kenneth Walker – had both been attacked in an apparent robbery. Fr. Walker has died and Fr. Terra was injured. Both were members of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter and were serving at the mission.

Here is the statement from Bishop Wall:

“I, and the people of the Diocese of Gallup, were deeply saddened to hear of the tragic shooting at the Mother of Mercy Mission in Phoenix. We offer our sincere condolences to the Diocese of Phoenix and the families of the two priests.

Please join me in praying for the repose of the soul of Fr. Kenneth Walker, FSSP and the healing of Fr. Joseph Terra, FSSP.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord, and let perpetual light shine upon him.

Mary, Mother of Mercy, intercede for them.

St. Peter – Pray for Us!”

 

Photo: St. Mary’s Basilica in Phoenix

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