In light of the tragic shootings this weekend, Arizona’s 50th Legislative Session convened this afternoon in a subdued and somber fashion.
Bishop Thomas Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix gave the opening prayer at the Legislature today and prayed that such senseless violence never occurs again in Arizona. He also specifically prayed for Judge John Roll and all who died in this attack as well as for Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and all who were wounded, as well as all their loved ones and all who care for them.
Additionally, Bishop Gerald Kicanas of the Diocese of Tucson is returning today from Jerusalem to comfort the people in his diocese and offer his prayers.
The prayers from Bishop Kicanas and Bishop Olmsted can both be found online atwww.azcatholicconference.org.