Bishop Zubik Issues Statement on Racial Healing

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PITTSBURGH (Newsradio 1020 KDKA) - The Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh's Bishop David Zubik issued a statement Tuesday regarding the rising tensions since the death of George Floyd.

In his statement, Bishop Zubik reiterated his call for calm.

"This has been a tough week. Since the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis at the beginning of last week, we have been confronted again with a number of ugly issues, perhaps the most notable of all the sin of racism. Given the violence which we witnessed in Pittsburgh these past days and the escalating tensions in many major cities throughout the United States, we continue our prayers for peace and calm in the midst of ongoing violent protests following the death of George Floyd."

Over the weekend protest held in the city escalated into violence.