- Jan 15, 2021
Austrian Cardinal Christoph Schönborn Friday weighed in on the breach of the US Capitol by pro-Trump protesters that took place nearly 10 days ago, condemning the violence and the lies he said caused the riot in the first place.
Pope Francis in his Sunday Angelus address prayed for the five people who lost their lives in the breach of the United States Capitol by pro-Trump protesters last week and encouraged the country’s leaders to work toward national reconciliation.
In an interview with an Italian TV station, Pope Francis said he was “shocked” by the infiltration of the US Capitol by pro-Trump protesters earlier this week.
After Wednesday’s chaos at the U.S. Capitol, several Catholic leaders from Latin America have expressed concern over the images they saw.
After pro-Trump protestors contesting the results of the US presidential election stormed the nation’s Capitol yesterday, international leaders and Catholic authorities from across the world have condemned the violence, urging peace and respect for democracy.
Former Vice President and democratic nominee Joe Biden could become the first Catholic president since President John F. Kennedy was elected 60 years ago if voters choose him to occupy the Oval Office on Tuesday.