May 5, 2015
BALTIMORE (CNS) — Prayer provides the strength and patience needed to love neighbors and will help Baltimoreans as they addresses the injustices that led to a night of rioting and looting, Archbishop William E. Lori of Baltimore said.
“Given my occupation, I think it’s important to start every occasion this way,” Archbishop Lori said in response to a reporter’s question May 3, which was designated by Maryland Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. as a day of prayer and peace for Baltimore’s healing.
The calls for prayer followed hours of rioting and looting the night of April 27-28 that rocked West Baltimore. The violence came in response to the death of Freddie Gray, who died April 19, a week after he was seriously injured while in police custody.