CNA Staff, Jun 4, 2020 / 02:40 am
Pope Francis on Wednesday called Bishop Mark Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso, Texas, after the bishop joined a demonstration against racial discrimination to pray for George Floyd.
Seitz told local news website El Paso Matters that he received the two- to three-minute call from Pope Francis on the morning of June 3.
They spoke in Spanish, Seitz said, noting that Francis "said he wanted to congratulate me."
"I expressed to the Holy Father that I felt it was imperative to show our solidarity to those who are suffering," the bishop added.