Pope Francis on Sunday condemned those who went abroad on holiday to escape the Carnavirus lockdown, saying they need to be more aware of the plight of others.
Speaking at the end of the weekly luncheon blessing, Francis said he had read newspaper reports that people were flying to escape government barriers and have fun elsewhere.
“They didn’t sit at home thinking about the economic problems of many of those who have been affected by the lockdown of sick people. (They thought) just about going on vacation and having fun,” Pope said.
“It really saddens me,” he said in a video address obtained from the library of the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace. “
Peter the Great Angeles Blessing is usually overlooked from a window in St. Peter’s Square but was moved indoors to prevent any crowds and to limit the spread of COVID-19.
“We don’t know what 2021 will reserve for us, but what we can all do together is try to take care of each other a little more. We are only tempted to look after our own interests, ”he added.
A recent Reuters statement said many countries had imposed strict restrictions on the spread of the coronavirus, which has killed more than 64 million people worldwide.
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