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EASTER: Pope Offers Prayer For COVID-19 Sick

This photograph handed-out on April 12, 2020, by the Vatican Media, reveals Pope Francis learn scriptures by the “Salus Populi Romani” Byzantine icon of the Madonna and Christ Little one (L) throughout Easter Sunday Mass on April 12, 2020, behind closed doorways at St. Peter’s Basilica in The Vatican, in the course of the nation’s lockdown geared toward curbing the unfold of the COVID-19 an infection, attributable to the novel coronavirus. Handout / VATICAN MEDIA / AFP.



Pope Francis provided an Easter Sunday prayer for these killed and affected by a novel coronavirus that has killed greater than 100,000 individuals worldwide.

“Today my thoughts turn in the first place to the many who have been directly affected by the coronavirus: the sick, those who have died and family members who mourn the loss of their loved ones, to whom, in some cases, they were unable even to bid a final farewell,” the pope mentioned in a live-streamed message from an empty Saint Peter’s Basilica.

Pope Francis on Sunday additionally referred to as for the discount or forgiveness of the debt of poor nations struggling within the face of the coronavirus pandemic.

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In his live-streamed message, he mentioned: “May all nations be put in a position to meet the greatest needs of the moment through the reduction, if not the forgiveness, of the debt burdening the balance sheets of the poorest nations”.

The Head of the Church used his Easter sermon to additionally referred to as for an “immediate” ceasefire in international battle and urged European nations to point out “solidarity” within the face of a coronavirus pandemic that has claimed greater than 109,000 lives worldwide.

“May Christ our peace enlighten all who have a responsibility in conflicts, that they may have the courage to support the appeal for an immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world,” the Pope mentioned.

Francis added that it was time for Europe, which he described as his “beloved continent”, to “rise again, thanks to a concrete spirit of solidarity” much like that proven after World Conflict II.

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