On behalf of the Diocese of Buffalo, we condemn, in the strongest terms, the evil and cowardly act that took place at the Chabad of Poway Synagogue on Saturday. No one should be in fear in a house of worship, including our Jewish brothers and sisters. We were not given from God a spirit of fear, but one of love and courage. We call upon diverse faith communities to come together, pledge to protect one another and the love that unites us. Our hearts go out to the families and all those affected by and grieving over this tragedy. We offer our thoughts and heartfelt prayers.