Vatican official checks optimistic for coronavirus

Clay Curtis
March 31, 2020

With so much suffering associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis asked people to reflect on whether they were feeling real compassion and sorrow for what was happening.

The pope said he was adding his voice to support the appeal by U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres for an immediate global cease-fire amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The pope sent prayers yours sincerely in exceptionally, the Vatican library, because in st. Peter's square, which they usually kept, is closed to the epidemic because of the.

Saying the condition recognizes no boundaries, Francis appealed to every person to "stop every form of bellicose hostility and to favour the creation of corridors for humanitarian help, diplomatic efforts and attention to those who find themselves in situations of great vulnerability".

It was the first pronouncement about the 83-year-old pope and his coronavirus status since the current crisis began in Italy, where more than 10,000 people have died.

Francis celebrated mass in the Casa Santa Marta - even today streamed live online and without people, due to the pandemic - and he called this the "Sunday of tears".

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"I can confirm that neither the Holy Father nor his closest collaborators are involved", the spokesman stated.

Vatican city: Pope Francis is backing the United Nations chief's call for a cease-fire in all conflicts raging across the globe to help slow the spread of the coronavirus.He also said his thoughts are with those constrained to live in groups, citing in particular rest homes for the elderly, military barracks and jails.

No one else who lives at the Domus Sanctae Marthae tested positive, Bruni said.

Bruni said the entire residence, which is run like a hotel but has not been accepting temporary guests for the past few weeks, was sanitized.

One source who enters the residence regularly said precautions have been taken such as encouraging social distancing and making hand sanitizers available.

According to the Roman newspaper, Francis has stopped eating lunch in the common dining room and eats alone in his room and has limited visits, although he continues to receive people in private audiences.

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