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Bishops call for stand 'against the evil of racism, white supremacy and neo-Nazism'

White nationalists clashed with counter-protesters at a rally in Charlottesville, Va., Aug. 12. "Only the light of Christ can quench the torches of hatred and violence. Let us pray for peace," stated Bishop Francis X. DiLorenzo of Richmond, Va., the diocese in which Charlottesville is located.

WASHINGTON — In the aftermath of a chaos- and hate-filled weekend in Virginia, Catholic bishops and groups throughout the nation called for peace after three people died and several others were injured following clashes between pacifists, protesters and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, Aug. 11 and 12.

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