Members of the Bishops' Conference of England & Wales with responsibility for International Affairs and Racial Justice have expressed solidarity with those challenging racism in the US after the killing of George Floyd.
Bishop Marcus, Chair of the Catholic Education Service, says: "The fortitude and resolve demonstrated by our Catholic schools’ sector during this emergency has been extraordinary and is something of which we can be rightly proud."
In his homily for Pentecost Sunday, Cardinal Vincent Nichols questions why churches have not been allowed to open for private prayer, especially when car showrooms and outdoor markets can open on Monday 1 June and non-essential shops from 15 June. He specifically asks why churches have been “excluded from this decision”. The opening of churches, even