Pope Francis broke his silence on the unrest in the United States on Wednesday (June 3), saying no one can "turn a blind eye to racism and exclusion" but condemning violence as "self-destructive and self-defeating."
Pope Francis presided at an outdoor prayer service in the Vatican on Saturday, with about 130 people in attendance. According to Reuters, it was the largest gathering there in nearly three months. Most wore masks except for when they led prayers at the microphone. Francis, 83, sat several meters away from most people during most of the service. He did not wear a mask. The Pope prayed that the Madonna would touch the consciences of world leaders to divert arms expenditures to pandemic research.
Pope Francis inaugurated the full reopening of St. Peter's Basilica on Monday, as elsewhere Romans enjoyed drinking a morning cappuccino and eating fresh croissants in public as the country continued to reopen.
Following weeks of protests over the death of George Floyd while in police custody, curators from the Smithsonian in Washington have begun collecting artifacts for an eventual exhibit. Lisa Bernhard has more.
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The statue of Mahatma Gandhi in Washington DC in USA, where it was vandalised during 'Black Lives Matter' protest was restored to its old glory and inaugurated again in Washington DC. The inauguration..