- Pope Francis of the Catholic church has asked the general public to show compassion towards those without help during this pandemic
- The pope said that pandemic has taught us that we are all in the "same boat" irrespective of anyone's status
- The Pope's appeal is part of the vital messages in his address for the World Day of Migrant and Refugees marked every year by the Catholic
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Pope Francis on Friday, May 15, said that the deadly coronavirus should make all of us look after those who are vulnerable among us, especially the sick and displaced.
The public appeal is part of the message intended for the World Day of Migrants and Refugees which the Catholic Church celebrates every September 27.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that it is a normal occurrence for the message to be published months before the event.
“In 2020, silence has reigned for weeks in our streets. A dramatic and troubling silence, but one that has given us the opportunity to listen to the plea of the vulnerable, the displaced and our seriously ill planet.
“We have to learn to share in order to grow together, leaving no one behind. The pandemic has reminded us how we are all in the same boat,” he said.
He also spoke on the need to give oneself to international cooperation, global solidarity, and local commitment.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that 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.”
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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.
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