Bishop Robert Barron of the Diocese of Winona-Rochester in Minnesota pledges to re-consecrate its cemetery after vandalism on Halloween.
See the 2:00 Mark on the Video Below:
FULL TEXT Statement: On Halloween night, Calvary Cemetery in Rochester was vandalized. Several graves and the columbarium were covered with hateful and obscene graffiti.On this feast of All Souls, when the Church honors our beloved dead, I would like to express my outrage at this desecration and my assurance of prayers for the families of those whose final resting places were so dishonored. The Diocese of Winona-Rochester will cooperate with the police in assuring that those responsible are brought to justice. Cemetery staff is working diligently to repair the damage and restore the grounds, and once their task is completed, I pledge to bless and re-consecrate this sacred space. May the souls of the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace,
Friends, please see my full statement regarding the act of vandalism that occurred at Calvary Cemetery here in the Diocese of Winona-Rochester: pic.twitter.com/CdW6PXUQRv— Bishop Robert Barron (@BishopBarron) November 2, 2022