In this Florida Catholic file photo, Bishop John H. Ricard, right, retired bishop of Pensacola-Tallahassee, speaks with Cardinal Peter Turkson during the National Black Catholic Congress Conference held in Orlando in 2017. Bishop Ricard, superior general of the Josephites, offered a strongly worded statement regarding the murder of Ahmaud Arbery in Georgia.

ORLANDO | Catholic leaders are lending their voices in the murder of an unarmed, black jogger in Glynn County, Georgia. 

While the death of 25-year-old Ahmaud Arbery occurred at the end of February, it did not make national headlines until a viral video showing his murder became public May 1, 2020. The video shows how on Feb. 23, 2020, Arbery was jogging in a suburban neighborhood near Brunswick, Georgia, when two white men, waited for him in their pickup with two guns. 

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