Diocese of Oakland expresses sympathies for Oakland fire victims

OAKLAND (KRON)—Bishop Michael Barber of the Diocese of Oakland spoke out about the devastating warehouse fire in Oakland’s Fruitvale neighborhood Friday 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,” Barber said in a statement. “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 serves both Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. It has 84 parishes, nine high schools and 44 elementary and middle schools.

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