Pope condemns racism and violence in U.S., requires nationwide reconciliation

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis broke his silence on the unrest in the USA on Wednesday, saying nobody can “flip a blind eye to racism and exclusion” however condemning violence as “self-destructive and self-defeating.”

Francis, who devoted your complete English-language part of his weekly viewers to the U.S. scenario, implored God for nationwide reconciliation and peace. He known as the demise of George Floyd tragic, and mentioned he was praying for him and all those that had been killed because of the “sin of racism.” (Reporting By Philip Pullella; Enhancing by Toby Chopra)