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Bishop Michael Barber statement on warehouse fire in Fruitvale

Bishop Michael Barber statement on warehouse fire in Fruitvale


December 3, 2016

Bishop Michael J. Barber has issued the following statement regarding the tragic fire in the Fruitvale neighborhood that occurred last night:

“Our prayers and thoughts are with all those who have died or are suffering from the tragic fire of last evening in the Fruitvale neighborhood. We also pray for the first responders, medical personnel and others who are aiding the victims and their loved ones. We will be remembering the deceased in our Masses this weekend throughout the Diocese of Oakland. May their souls rest in peace.”

The Diocese of Oakland serves two counties in the East Bay region, Alameda and Contra Costa, and has 84 parishes, 16 pastoral centers, nine high schools, and 44 elementary and middle schools.