His Holiness Pope Francis speaks on the tragic death of George Floyd

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Pope Francis calls for end to violence in the wake of George Floyd’s death.

(Translation courtesy of CNN)

After an eighth night of protests across the United States, Pope Francis addressed Floyd's death during his weekly Angelus prayer at the Vatican on Wednesday.

"Dear brothers and sisters in the United States, I have witnessed with great concern the disturbing social unrest in your nation in these past days, following the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd," Pope Francis said.

"My friends, we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion in any form and yet claim to defend the sacredness of every human life.

"At the same time, we have to recognize that the violence of recent nights is self-destructive and self-defeating. Nothing is gained by violence and so much is lost," he urged.

 

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