BOSTON (AP) — Cardinal Sean O’Malley is calling for prayers in the aftermath of the deaths of unarmed black men in New York City and Ferguson, Missouri.
The Archdiocese of Boston released a blog post from O’Malley, who says the Christian Advent season is a time to spread hope, peace and compassion.READ MORE: CDC Says Fully Vaccinated People May Meet Without Masks Or Social Distancing
The cardinal asks the nation to pray for the families of Michael Brown, the unarmed 18-year-old fatally shot by a white police officer in Ferguson, and Eric Garner, who died after a white officer placed him in a chokehold.
Grand juries in both cases did not return indictments against the officers, triggering widespread and sometimes violent protests.READ MORE: These Are The Most Popular Dog Names In Boston, According To Licensing Data
O’Malley said in his blog Friday that every person’s dignity, regardless of race, “must be respected and protected.”
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