October 27, 2018

Dear members of the John Carroll University community,

We are deeply saddened and devastated by this morning’s shocking tragedy at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. This senseless act of violence and hate contradicts every human value that we hold dear at John Carroll University. As a Jesuit Catholic University, we are especially disturbed that a religious institution was targeted.

Our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to the victims, law enforcement, members of the congregation, and the entire Jewish community. At our community Mass tomorrow and Monday, we will continue to pray for all those impacted.

Sincerely,

Michael D. Johnson, Ph.D.

President, John Carroll University