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Pope Francis Breaks Silence Over George Floyd’s Death



Pope Francis has broken his silence over the death of George Floyd while praying for all those killed by the sin of racism and condemning self-defeating violent protests across the US.

“We cannot tolerate or turn a blind eye to racism,” the pontiff said on Wednesday, June 3, in reaction to the killing of George Floyd by US police that has sparked nationwide protests.

The leader of the Roman Catholic Church 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.”

Since Floyd’s death, protests have been held in cities across the country and some of them turned violent.