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Bishop prays for calm, civility in wake of Capitol violence

Updated: Jan. 13, 2021 at 11:52 AM EST
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OGDENSBURG, N.Y. (WWNY) - Last week’s violence at the U.S. Capitol drew a response from the bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Ogdensburg.

In a January 7 video message posted on the diocese website, Bishop Terry LaValley said, “Yesterday’s frightening and surreal episode in our nation’s capitol was shameful and embarrassing evidence of our fractured, degraded state.”

Bishop LaValley prayed to St. Joseph for for help in keeping people calm and serene.

Pope Francis has declared 2021 the Year of St. Joseph.

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