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 Bishop Mark J. Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso, Texas, kneels at El Paso's Memorial Park holding a Black Lives Matter sign June 1, 2020. Bishop Seitz and other clergy from the Diocese of El Paso, prayed and kneeled for eight minutes, the time George Floyd, an unarmed black man, was said to have spent under a police officer's knee before becoming unconscious and later dying May 25, 2020. (CNS photo/Fernie Ceniceros, courtesy Diocese of El Paso)
“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.”
Demonstrators in Washington gather along the fence surrounding Lafayette Park outside the White House on June 2, 2020. (CNS photo/Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)
America Staff June 03, 2020
A round up of some of the reaction to the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25.
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.
Zac Davis June 02, 2020
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 Editors June 01, 2020
Here are five ways for Catholics to deepen their commitment to working against racism.
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.