Statement from Cardinal Wilton Gregory on Light Show Protest Outside The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Cardinal Wilton Gregory, the archbishop of The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington, has issued the following statement:
“The true voice of the Church was only to be found within The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception last evening. There, people prayed and offered the Eucharist asking God to restore a true reverence for all human life. Those whose antics projected words on the outside of the church building demonstrated by those pranks that they really are external to the Church and they did so at night – John 13:30.”
For more information on last night’s events, read the Catholic Standard story linked here.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Washington is home to more than 655,000 Catholics, 139 parishes and 90 Catholic schools, located in Washington, D.C., and five Maryland counties: Calvert, Charles, Montgomery, Prince George’s and St. Mary’s.