CP Current Page: World | Tuesday, November 24, 2020 | Demonstrators holding a picture of George Floyd participate in the Get Your Knee Off Our Necks Commitment March in Washington D.C. on Aug. 28. 2020. | In a soon to be released book, Pope Francis has lent his support for the protests following the killing of George Floyd by a Minnesota police officer.
Titled Let Us Dream: The Path to a Better Future and coauthored by British Catholic journalist Austen Ivereigh, the 150-page book will be released through Simon & Schuster on Dec. 1. In the book, Francis discussed the death of Floyd and subsequent protests, calling on people to struggle against the abuse of systemic racism and inequality.
“Abuse is a gross violation of human dignity that we cannot allow and which we must continue to struggle against,” wrote Francis, as quoted by the Associated Press.
Pope Francis at the Vatican in January 2019. | The pontiff also denounced some members of the Roman Catholic Church and Catholic news medi..