Statement on Racial Violence and Protests

Statements have been issued by Pope Francis, Archbishop Hartmayer, and other Bishops within the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops in the wake of the death of Mr. George Floyd and the protests which have broken out in Minneapolis and other cities in the United States.

See Archbishop Gregory Hartmayer’s statement from Saturday, May 30 denouncing all racism and calling all Catholics to seek and pray for true, peaceful justice.

See Pope Francis’ statement on the death of George Floyd: We cannot tolerate racism and claim to defend life.

See statement from the Bishops of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.

See statement from Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles and president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB)

Pastoral Letter Against Racism from the USCCB