Baton Rouge Bishop promoting dialogue and healing

Posted July 20, 2016 2:15 pm by Editor

Baton Rouge Bishop promoting dialogue and healing

(Vatican Radio)  Bishop Robert Muench of Baton Rouge, the Louisiana state capital where three policemen were shot dead by an African American former Marine, says the mood in the city is somber and he describes how the Catholic Church and community leaders are attempting to calm racial tensions. 

Tensions had been running high in Baton Rouge since July 5th when a black man was shot dead by police there, prompting days of angry protests by the African American community.  Bishop Muench spoke to Susy Hodges about the challenges facing the city and what the Church is doing to promote dialogue and

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