An unlikely prayer request from a parishioner has created conflict within a Catholic church in West Palm Beach, Fla.
Henry Borga added Osama bin Laden’s name to his church’s list of prayer requests for Sunday Mass — and the Church accepted it. This Sunday, Father Gavin Badway intends on leading his congregation in prayer for five people, including bin Laden, though he admits it’s likely to upset people at the service.
“Their hearts are troubled because they’re thinking emotionally about what he has done and he has done a lot of evil,” he told a local reporter. “Nevertheless, Jesus tells us, love and forgive.”