SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the racial injustices throughout the nation, the Springfield Diocese held a prayer service to heal the group.
The now Arch Bishop-Elect, Mitchell Rozanski, mentioned this prayer service for therapeutic is coming at a time the place so many main occasions have deeply affected the nation. Rozanski advised us that now’s the time greater than ever for everybody to come back collectively to unite in prayer and to assist one another get via these hardships.
“So that is actually proof of the approaching collectively, praying personally for a change of coronary heart, and a change of coronary heart for our nation,” mentioned Rozanski.
Rozanski mentioned he hopes that individuals will have the ability to understand and I quote “the sin that’s racism–title what’s flawed structurally in our society—and to look to a way forward for hope.”
22Information spoke with Patricia Budd of Northampton who was invited to tonight’s service. She advised us due to her religion, she has hope that issues will get higher.
Budd advised 22Information, “So my husband and I, we’re an interracial couple, so that is actually essential for us to not solely simply be right here for prayer however as an affidavit to others that as a substitute of hate there might be love.”
Rozanski was promoted from Bishop of the Springfield diocese to Arch-bishop of the Saint Louis diocese by Pope Francis. He mentioned Springfield will all the time be residence to him, however is prepared for the brand new alternative.
We spoke with Mayor Domenic Sarno who attended Friday evening’s service, he mentioned Rozanski can be deeply missed.
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