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June 03, 2020 The Pope, at the general audience, intervenes after the death of George Floyd to condemn any form of racism, and at the same time to censor the violence that exploded in the aftermath of the killing of Floyd. "Dear brothers and sisters of the United States," says Bergoglio, "I am following with great concern the painful social unrest that has been taking place in your country these days, following the tragic death of Mr. George Floyd."

"Dear friends, - the Pope warns - we cannot tolerate or close our eyes on any type of racism or exclusion and pretend to defend the sacredness of every human life. At the same time we must recognize that 'the violence of the last nights is self-destructive and self-harm. Nothing is gained by violence and so much is lost ".

Bergoglio joins "the Church of Saint Paul and Minneapolis, and of all the United States, in praying for the rest of the soul of George Floyd and all the others who have lost their lives because of the sin of racism. We pray for the comfort of families and heartfelt friends, and we pray for national reconciliation and the peace we yearn for. Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mother of America, intercede for all those who work for peace and justice in your land and in the world " .

# 3june #PapaFrancesco: no tolerance for racism, but no to violence - Vatican News https://t.co/uTLKKoGLRD

- Vatican News (@vaticannews_it) June 3, 2020