- Associated Press - Sunday, December 21, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) - Cardinal Timothy Dolan called the death of two police officers ambushed in their car “brutal and irrational” and expressed his solidarity and love for their fellow officers.

Dolan spoke of officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu throughout his homily on Sunday during Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The audience included New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton.

The officers were killed Saturday afternoon by a gunman who then killed himself. The gunman has posted online that he was specifically targeting police.

Dolan asked Bratton and NYPD Chief of Department James O’Neill to tell their officers that those gathered at St. Patrick’s “love them very much, we mourn with them, we need them, we respect them, we’re proud of them and we thank them.”


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