- Pope Francis has linked the current coronavirus pandemic with nature's response to the climate crisis
- The religious leader said though he does not know if COVID-19 is parts of the revenge of nature, it is certainly nature's response
- Pope Francis said that the current pandemic offered an opportunity to slow down the rate of production and consumption and to learn to understand the natural world
Pope Francis has said the coronavirus pandemic is one of "nature's responses" to humans ignoring the current ecological crisis.
CNN reports that the pope said in an interview published on Wednesday, April 8, in The Tablet that COVID-19 offered an opportunity to slow down the rate of production and consumption and to learn to understand and contemplate the natural world.
"We did not respond to the partial catastrophes. Who now speaks of the fires in Australia, or remembers that 18 months ago a boat could cross the North Pole because the glaciers had all melted? Who speaks now of the floods?" the pope was quoted to have said.
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"I don't know if these are the revenge of nature, but they are certainly nature's responses," he added.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that a second test carried out on the Pope came out negative on Thursday, March 26.
It was gathered that the test result was released after one person in the residence of the pope tested positive to coronavirus.
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Also, Pope Francis on Monday, April 6, spoke about the situation of the poor.
In his tweet, the pontiff said that God will judge the world on how we relate with the poor. He explained a popular verse in the Bible which said: “The poor you will always have with you”, saying God meant he will always be present “in the poor.”
He singled out that particular place in the Bible as the focus of the gospel, adding that it carries much power that it would form the centre of God’s judgment.
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In another tweet, the pope said that overcrowded prisons will face great danger during the present coronavirus outbreak.
He, therefore, called for prayer for those in charge to come up with a befitting action to resolve the situation.
In another related report, the presiding bishop of the Living Faith Church International, popularly known as Winners’ Chapel, Bishop David Oyedepo, has said coronavirus would soon become a thing of the past in Nigeria.
Oyedepo stated this while donating an ambulance and Personal Protective Gears (PPE) to the Ogun state government to help in the fight against the spread of COVID-19 in the state.
Legit.ng gathers that Oyedepo was represented by his son who, Pastor David Oyedepo (Junior), who is also a senior pastor in the church.
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