The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. smiles during a talk with U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, not pictured, in this undated photo. Pope Francis paid tribute to the activist's vision in a message to a conference organized by the Rev. Bernice King, youngest daughter of the slain civil rights leader. (CNS photo/Yoichi Okamoto, courtesy LBJ Library)
“This year as we commemorate the legacy of this great American, we remember especially Rev. King’s belief in nonviolence,” Archbishop Gomez wrote.
‘In the spirit of Rev. King, we must meet the forces of hate and ignorance with the power of love,’ says USCCB president