• 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)

  • Nurses wearing face masks take part in an event held to mark International Nurses Day, at Wuhan Tongji Hospital in Wuhan, China, May 12, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. (CNS photo by China Daily via Reuters)

    May 12, 2020
  • Pope Francis leads a special prayer for nurses on International Nurses Day May 12, 2020, as he begins his morning Mass in the chapel of his Vatican residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae. (CNS photo by Vatican Media)

    May 12, 2020
  • A visitor wears a mask for protection from the coronavirus while touring the Vatican Museums in this Feb. 29, 2020, file photo. (CNS photo by Paul Haring)

    May 12, 2020
  • Pope Francis elevates the Eucharist as he celebrates Mass in the chapel of his residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae, at the Vatican May 11, 2020.

    Pope Francis elevates the Eucharist as he celebrates Mass in the chapel of his residence, the Domus Sanctae Marthae, at the Vatican May 11, 2020. The pope prayed for the unemployed as countries continue to reel from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo by Vatican Media)

    May 11, 2020
  • Archbishop Alexander K. Sample of Portland, Ore., gives his homily during the livestreamed Easter Vigil at St. Mary Cathedral in Portland April 11, 2020.

    Archbishop Alexander K. Sample of Portland, Ore., gives his homily during the livestreamed Easter Vigil at St. Mary Cathedral in Portland April 11, 2020. (CNS photo by Ed Langlois, Catholic Sentinel)

    May 08, 2020
  • Limburg Bishop Georg Batzing, president of the German bishops' conference, celebrates one of the first public services in the Basilica of Our Lady in Kevelaer May 1, 2020, as churches began reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    Limburg Bishop Georg Batzing, president of the German bishops' conference, celebrates one of the first public services in the Basilica of Our Lady in Kevelaer May 1, 2020, as churches began reopening during the COVID-19 pandemic. (CNS photo by Gottfried Bohl/KNA)

    May 08, 2020

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