CNA Staff, Sep 15, 2020 / 02:21 pm (CNA).- The California bishops met Wednesday African American Catholic leaders to begin a year-long initiative meant better to understand and combat racism.

The Sept. 9 meeting occurred on the feast of St. Peter Claver, which numerous U.S. dioceses and Catholic organizations observed as a day of fasting and prayer to end racism.

The bishops said they were “meeting with African American Catholic leaders to begin a journey aimed at converting our hearts to more fully understand the extent and nature of the sin of racism in ourselves, our Church and our nation.”

Praise the Lord

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