Reaction to killing of Israeli teens

I was shocked by yesterday’s horrific news of the killing of three young abducted Israelis in the West Bank.  They were laid to rest this morning – Eyal Yifrah, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Fraenkel.  So soon after Pope Francis’ visit to Israel, let us pray with him that in the midst of terrible hatred and violence, God might inspire all with thoughts of compassion and peace.  The Catholic Community of the East Bay and I join with our Jewish brethren in sharing their sorrow and pain at the loss of these young men.