Archbishop Carlo Helen Vigano intends to hold the 3-day fast from The month of january 3rd to 5th supporting those who are still detained on January 6 related charges. 964 individuals have been charged along with crimes, many of them misdemeanors, related to January 6 , and 465 pleaded guilty. Hundreds are still languishing in DC-area jails waiting for trial.
In a letter exclusively attained by Human Events, Archbishop Carlo Maria Vigano, the previous Apostolic Nuncio to the Usa, said “ I hope this initiative will find many adherents, in a spirit of true reparation of the innumerable sins and grave betrayals dedicated. ”
“ I can only encourage plus bless this commendable gesture of penance, to be accompanied by prayer – above all the Holy Rosary – for the beloved Nation which I had the privilege of knowing during my officeas Apostolic Nuncio, ” he said.
There are defendants “ who are awaiting tests who have been incarcerated for eighteen, 12 months as DOJ gaps those trials intentionally in order to inflict more pain, ” Julie Kelly documented . She said that Biden’s DOJ and FBI “ are still arresting people each week. You have new defendants, new people who have been arrested and charged just this week, including meant for misdemeanor offenses. They are shutting in on a thousand complete defendants, and the DOJ offers warned that they are going to choose a thousand more. Here we are almost two years later; they may be still rounding up Trump supporters, destroying their lives, throwing them in prison and ruining their families. It’s really tragic. ”
Many of these detainees are held in solitary confinement within their cells in Washington, DC, in a jail many have termed the “ gulag. ” No matter where detainees are arrested, they are then carried to DC where they will face trial. And the circumstances of their confinement are dealing with scrutiny.
“ It doesn’t matter really what prison they’re in — and they’re in prisons across the nation in indefinite incarceration — they are targeted, ” Kelly said, “ they are particularly mistreated. They’re kept away from their families. They’re kept away from their defense attorneys, which usually, of course , is a constitutional breach on top of the few additional constitutional Bill of Rights violations. So I’ll tell you, I just get inundated along with stories and it’s almost impossible to pay because there’s so much occurring. And then, of course , you have those who are then convicted or get plea deals hoping that the torment will end, and they are sentenced to years in prison on nonviolent felonies like obstruction of an recognized proceeding. ”
Vigano’s call for fasting arrived a letter to lawyer Joseph McBride, who defends many defendants on Jan 6 charges, and has committed to a 3-day fast to bring attention to the detainees’ plight. “ My job being an American Catholic Civil Legal rights Attorney is to defend the persecuted Christ every January Sixer in the most dedicated and intelligent way possible, ” McBride said.
“ Archbishop Vigano’s example of outspoken leadership and piety has deeply influenced my own life and professional work. As such, I could think of simply no better person to contact regarding support during this crucial period, ” he said.
“ We have been persecuted, cancelled, and prevented through coalescing as a community associated with believers and patriots. Within 2023, all of that changes. This era of fasting and prayer will be the beginning of our fight in this truly spiritual war, ” Ali Alexander, who also worked with McBride on the initiative to connect him with Vigano, and earlier this year was known as to testify before the The month of january 6 Committee, told Human Events.
That committee had stated their own intention to subpoena former President Trump, but in recent days withdrew that subpoena , and observed that their investigation had been coming to an end. For many January six defendants, they are nowhere near the end of their ordeal, plus they are already at risk of being forgotten.