Bishops 'sickened' by Floyd's death, urge racism be met 'head-on'

Protesters in Minneapolis gather at the scene May 27, 2020, where George Floyd, an unarmed black man, was pinned down by a police officer kneeling on his neck before later dying in hospital May 25.

WASHINGTON (CNS) — The U.S. Catholic bishops said May 29 they "are broken-hearted, sickened and outraged to watch another video of an African American man being killed before our very eyes."

Pope clears way for beatification of Knights of Columbus founder

Jeffrey Rentegrado leads the rosary with other members of the Knights of Columbus in the Philippines alongside a portrait of the Knights' founder, Father Michael J. McGivney, in 2019.

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis has approved a miracle attributed to the intercession of Father Michael McGivney, founder of the Knights of Columbus, clearing the way for his beatification.

Pope to lead world shrines in Rosary prayer for pandemic May 30

Pope prays at a replica of Lourdes

VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Francis will lead the major shrines around the world in praying the Rosary to implore Mary's intercession and protection amid the coronavirus pandemic.