- George Floyd's life has been remembered by Los Angeles Archbishop José H Gomez
- The archbishop remembered Floyd's life during a live-streamed Mass in his cathedral
- Recall that Floyd was killed by a white policeman in Minneapolis, Minnesota
The life of George Floyd has been remembered by Los Angeles Archbishop José H Gomez during a live-streamed Mass in his cathedral.
Condemning racism in America, Gomez prayed for the soul of the 46-year-old black man who was killed by a white policeman in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Vatican News reports.
Legit.ng notes that the man of God said: “His death is a sad reminder that we have still have a long way to go in our country to confront the reality of black inequality and the racism that still infects our institutions."
Joined by parishes throughout the archdiocese, the cathedral tolled its bells for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, the amount of time that Floyd was held down by his killer.
The bells of the cathedral were tolled as a symbol of solidarity with all honouring his life as he was laid to rest.
Archbishop Gomez called on all Christians to help make America a land of freedom and opportunity for everyone.
In other news, an 18-year-old boy identified as Antonio Gwynn Jr has been rewarded with a car and a college scholarship after spending 10 hours to clean up a street in Buffalo, New York.
Bailey Avenue in Buffalo was covered in glass and garbage after protests occasioned by George Floyd's death.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that an interracial couple who had been together for 16 years and married for nine years had shared their experience with racism.
Corinna Henry took to her LinkedIn page to narrate how people judged and criticised them for being together.
She said people also made inappropriate comments about them and said to them that their relationship was not right because of the colour of their skin.
She wrote on LinkedIn: "I am so pleased we didn't listen to the people who tried to tell us that our relationship wasn't right. We chose instead to follow our hearts.
"Some day I hope we can live in a world where we won't be judged by the colour of our skin but for our ability to be kind, responsible human beings."
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