In July, following the shooting deaths of black men by law enforcement and multiple killings of police officers, the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops instituted a Special Task Force for Peace in our Communities, chaired by Archbishop Wilton D. Gregory of Atlanta. After engaging in listening sessions and interviews with communities and leaders in places touched by racial tension and violence, the task force issued a final written report Jan. 5, making recommendations to U.S. dioceses on how to promote reconciliation. Archbishop Gregory spoke with Our Sunday Visitor on Jan. 12. The following are highlights of that conversation.

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