Statement on Chauvin Verdict

The guilty verdict of Officer Derek Chauvin charged in the death of Mr. George Floyd reminds us all of the importance of justice and healing for those in our society who long suffer the deep wounds of racism. As people of faith, let us embrace ever more personally and integrally the commandment of the Lord to love our neighbor as we love ourselves. Only true and authentic love of neighbor will help us overcome the heinous sin of racism. In light of this verdict, I invite all in the Diocese of Wichita to pray that peace and justice will flourish in our communities. God bless America!

+The Most Reverend Carl A. Kemme
Bishop of Wichita