US bishops urge Americans to follow Martin Luther King’s prophetic witness

The United States is celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which since 1983 has been observed on the third Monday of January to commemorate the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy.

In a statement for the observance, the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, has called on all people of goodwill to follow his prophetic witness of nonviolence and fraternity.

He said the prominent activist should be remebered not only for the justice he pursued, but for “how he pursued it.”

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