Bishop Seitz takes a knee, gets a call from Pope Francis


Bishop Mark Seitz of El Paso is the first Catholic bishop to publicly participate in the gesture The story from UCA News. Photo from CNS, America Magazine

Bishop Mark J. Seitz of the Diocese of El Paso, Texas, kneels at El Paso’s Memorial Park holding a Black Lives Matter sign June 1, 2020. Bishop Seitz and other clergy from the Diocese of El Paso, prayed and kneeled for eight minutes, the time George Floyd, an unarmed black man, was said to have spent under a police officer’s knee before becoming unconscious and later dying May 25, 2020. (CNS photo/Fernie Ceniceros, courtesy Diocese of El Paso) See FLOYD-REACTION-MAYHEM June 2, 2020.

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