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‘We cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism’: Pope prays for George Floyd, criticizes violence

June 03, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis said, “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. 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 recognise that the violence of recent nights is self-destructive and self-defeating. Nothing is gained by violence and so much is lost...”

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  • Posted by: howwhite5517 - Jun. 05, 2020 10:57 AM ET USA

    Your statements are platitudes.If there are injustices, there are legal processes.