Archdiocese of Detroit holding prayer service for victims of Orlando shooting today

Posted at 9:24 PM, Jun 12, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-13 07:55:16-04

The Archdiocese of Detroit is holding a prayer service for the victims of the Orlando shooting today.

The service begins at 12 p.m. at St. Aloysius Church on Washington Blvd. and will precede the 12:15 p.m. mass at St. Aloysius.

"The service will offer prayers for the victims, their families, for all those affected, and for an end to the hatred that provokes such horrific events in our country and around the world," The Archdiocese of Detroit said in a release.

Archbishop Allen Vigneron joined Pope Francis and others in the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops in condemning the violence in Orlando.

Early Sunday morning, a man opened fire at a gay nightclub, killing 50 people and injuring 53 others, many of whom are in critical condition.