Monday, October 25, 2010

Prayers for Bishop Monroe, as well as his attacker

An interesting development following the attack on Kamloops Bishop David Monroe has been the prayers being offered not just for the 69 year-old-bishop, but for his attacker.

It seems like every parish that has been offering prayers for Bishop Monroe has also included as an intention the 30-year-old man alleged to have attacked him.

Here's a typical comment: "In time, when we know the name of the man who assaulted Bishop Monroe, we should also formally add him and his family to our prayer list too. Mental illness hurts many."
Meanwhile, the man has been charged with aggravated assault. He remains in custody.

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