Washington D.C., Jun 8, 2020 / 09:20 am
Priests in the Archdiocese of Washington will demonstrate outside of the White House on Monday as a "prayerful protest" against hatred and institutional discrimination of all kinds.
The June 8 protest will be led by Fr. Cornelis Ejiogu, SSJ, pastor of St. Luke Church in Washington, D.C.
"Our mission: to pray for a change of heart, an end to hatred and institutional discrimination of all kinds," said an email sent to priests of the Archdiocese of Washington by Fr. Daniel B. Carson, the vicar general and moderator of the curia for the archdiocese on June 5.
"Please join the Catholic faithful in a public witness to pray for the soul of George Floyd and the soul of America," said Carson. Floyd was a man who died in the custody of the Minneapolis Police Department. The officers who arrested Floyd have been arrested and charged with homicide.