“Pope Francis expressed his gratitude to the bishops for their pastoral tone in the church’s response to the demonstrations across the country in their statements and actions since the death of George Floyd.”
Cardinal Peter Turkson, in commenting on the unrest in the aftermath of George Floyd's death, said that prayer is "the only way we can dignify" his memory and urged that ecumenical prayer services be held as a means to promote healing.
President Trump’s visit to the St. John Paul II National Shrine continues a pattern of using sacred sites for political stunts, writes America associate editor Zac Davis. This is over the line of what the church should tolerate.
The violence that has erupted after the violent death of George Floyd has been brought literally to the steps of churches, namely, St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, and the rectory of the Cathedral of the Assumption in Louisville, Ky., where its windows were smashed and walls defaced.