Washington D.C., Mar 8, 2021 / 13:00 pm
The archbishop of St. Paul-Minneapolis urged peace and prayer before the trial of former police officer Derek Chauvin, who faces charges in the death of George Floyd, began on Monday.
"I hope you will join me during the trial by blocking-out time in our busy lives to stop and pray," said Archbishop Bernard Hebda of St. Paul-Minneapolis in a statement released on March 5.
"Whether we can take 30 seconds or 30 minutes, let us commit to praying each day for peace in our communities, peace for the Floyd family and peace for our first responder sisters and brothers working to protect us," he said.
"Please join me as well in praying for an end to the scourge of racism in our country," he added.