“We cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism,” Pope Francis reacts to George Floyd’s murder
- June 4, 2020
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The Catholic Pontiff, Pope Francis has reacted to the death of a black man in the US George Floyd.
“We cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism,” he said on Wednesday, June 3,
The most senior Catholic Clergy, however, condemned the violence that followed George Floyd’s death as “self-destructive and self-defeating.”
He said: “Nothing is gained by violence and so much is lost.”
Pope Francis said he was praying for Floyd and “all those others who have lost their lives as a result of the sin of racism.”
Riots and protests have been the order of the day in US cities since the demise of George Floyd with pockets of violence recorded.
Floyld was suffocated to death by a Minneapolis Policeman who put his knee on his neck as he was pinned to the ground over allegation of being in possession of fake currency notes.