UKRAINIAN ORTHODOX CHURCH OF THE USA

CONSISTORY OFFICE OF PUBLIC RELATIONS

PRESS RELEASE

Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA Offers Prayers Following the Police Officer Shootings in Downtown Dallas, TX

Once again, the news media confronts us with the sad reality to inhumane distraction of the most sacred God-given human life. Following the most horrific, deplorable, and senseless acts of Police shooting in Dallas, TX, the Council of Bishops of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the USA expresses its solidarity with the people of Dallas, TX, whose residents were shaken by violence and extends heartfelt prayers to the families of those who were killed or injured as a result of the attack.

The magnitude of the violence in Dallas, TX on Thursday night is stunning. Several police officers were killed and other law enforcement officers and two civilians were wounded in a deadly gunfire at the conclusion of a peaceful march protesting recent killings of other human beings in Baton Rouge and Minneapolis.