Pope Francis: “In this pandemic, how wrong narcissism is, the tendency to think only of our needs, to be indifferent to those of others, and to not admit our own frailties and mistakes.” | AP
Pope Francis is cautioning against pessimism as many people emerge from coronavirus lockdowns to lament that nothing will ever be the same...
“In this pandemic, how wrong narcissism is,” Francis said, lamenting “the tendency to think only of our needs, to be indifferent to those of others, and to not admit our own frailties and mistakes.”“At this moment, in the great effort of beginning anew, how damaging is pessimism, the tendency to see everything in the worst light and to keep saying that nothing will return as before!” the pope said. “When someone thinks this way, the one thing that certainly does not return is hope.”
A few dozen faithful, wearing masks and sitting one to a pew, attended the ceremony as part of safety measures to avoid spreading COVID-19.While the Vatican has re-opened the basilica to tourists, the rank-and-file faithful still aren’t allowed yet to attend Masses celebrated by the pope for fear of crowding.
In a videotaped message for the Pentecost service led by the Anglican church leader, Justin Welby, archbishop of Canterbury, Francis spoke of how during the pandemic people are required to keep a safe distance from each other. “Yet we have also come to understand, perhaps better, what others are experiencing. We have been brought together by fear and uncertainty.”
Francis encouraged prayers for those who must make “complex and pressing decisions,” which he said should be focused on investing in “health, employment, and the elimination of inequalities and poverty.”“Now as never before, we need a vision rich in humanity. We cannot start up again by going back to our selfish pursuit of success without caring about those who are left behind,” the pope said.
AP Don’t see his church rushing to help the Philippines or Central American nations who could benefit from some of his churches vast wealth
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Pope calls for end to 'pandemic of poverty' after virus'All the suffering will be of no use if we do not build together a more just, more equitable, more Christian society, not in name but in reality,' says Pope Francis Yet he sits on a gold throne and the Vatican could feed every Hungry person on Earth bit chose not to...evil pedophiles that are Catholics.. sell all paintings, artifacts and sculptures stored in vatican then go on relief missions. their wealth could probably end a chunk of world hunger lmao preaching without drastic action is lame What have you to say about racism?
Pope calls for end to 'pandemic of poverty' after virusSell some of that art the Catholic church owns
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