• April 18, 2021

#Georgefloyd: Pope Francis Prays For Victims Of The ‘Sin Of Racism’, Condemns ‘Self-Defeating’ Violent Protests

By Amechi Idumuebor (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Pope Francis has today broken his silence over the death of George Floyd, praying for all those killed by the ‘sin of racism’ and condemning ‘self-defeating’ violent protests across the US.

The pontiff said ‘we cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism’ as he dedicated the entire English-language section of his weekly audience to the situation in America.

But he also condemned the violence that followed Floyd’s death in the city of Minneapolis last week as ‘self-destructive and self-defeating’.

‘Nothing is gained by violence and so much is lost,’ Francis added, before calling for national reconciliation and peace.

Floyd, 46, an unarmed black man, suffocated as a white police officer knelt on his neck, sparking widespread demonstrations against systemic racism and police brutality.

Agenda Watchdog

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