Wis. Bishops Want Concealed Weapons Out of Church

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin's Roman Catholic bishops are
urging parishioners to keep their concealed weapons out of church.

The state's five bishops issued a statement Monday saying they won't require churches to prohibit concealed weapons but want parishioners to refrain from carrying them into churches as a sign of reverence.

The bishops also are reminding the church pastors that Catholic
teachings stress non-violent conflict resolution and Catholic churches have a long tradition of serving as sanctuaries for people fleeing violence.

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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