Pope Francis delivered the Easter message “” Arby et Orbi “(” to the city and the world “) to a small group of believers inside the St. Peter’s Basilica on Sunday, while the Coronavirus epidemic prohibition kept a general audience of about 70,000 pilgrims. Away from St. Peter’s Square for the second year.
The Pope delivered the message after presiding over the Easter Mass in the presence of about 200 worshipers.
Francis spoke of the economic and social difficulties many people, and especially the poor, are experiencing due to the epidemic, which has recently worsened in Italy and much of Europe. He also addressed ongoing armed conflicts, unrest and increased military spending in Myanmar, Syria, Yemen, Nigeria and other regions and nations.
As he has done in the past, the leader of the world’s 1.3 billion Catholics called on the international community with a “sense of global responsibility” to ensure that everyone had access to vaccines, which he called “an essential tool”. Ubiquitous epidemic. Francis said that to overcome delays in delivery, “to facilitate their delivery, especially in the poorest countries” had to be overcome.
He called on all governments to take care of many people who have suffered jobs and experienced economic hardship due to the epidemic, as well as those who lack “adequate social security”.
“Unfortunately, the epidemic has dramatically increased the number of poor and the frustration of thousands of people,” he said.
Pope also noted Young’s difficulties, “forcing long periods without attending school or university or spending time with his friends.” He acknowledged the children, who wrote meditation for the manner of the torch of the cross procession on Good Friday, held this year in front of the Basilica instead of the Colosseum, with loneliness and sorrow brought on by the epidemic.
Francis said, “Christ Christ is the hope for all who suffer from the pestilence, both those who are sick and those who have lost a loved one”.