• Observing with great concern the social unrest unfolding in the United States, Pope Francis said no one can claim to defend the sanctity of every human life while turning a blind eye to...

    Pope Francis speaks during his weekly general audience in the library of the Apostolic Palace at the Vatican June 3, 2020. (CNS photo by Vatican Media)

  • Even as the United States still finds itself grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, outrage, grief and anger over the latest killing of an unarmed black man outweighed caution as...

    Terrence Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, reacts at a makeshift memorial at the spot where he was taken into custody in Minneapolis June 1, 2020.

    Terrence Floyd, the brother of George Floyd, reacts at a makeshift memorial at the spot where he was taken into custody in Minneapolis June 1, 2020. (CNS photo by Lucas Jackson/Reuters)

  • The killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis "was senseless and brutal, a sin that cries out to heaven for justice," and protests taking place nationwide "reflect the justified frustration...

    Protesters in New Orleans gather May 30, 2020. (CNS photo by Kathleen Flynn, Reuters)

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