VATICAN CITY — On May 14…”Each person from wherever they are and according to the teachings of their religion, faith, or sect,” turns to God “to inspire scientists to find a cure that can turn back this disease, and to save the whole world from the health, economic, and human repercussions of this serious pandemic.”
This is the proposal made by the High Committee for Human Fraternity (in the photo) “to our brothers who believe in God the Creator; to our brothers in humanity everywhere” in this moment in which “our world faces a serious danger that threatens the lives of millions of people.” An appeal which Pope Francis yesterday also joined.
“While we reaffirm the role of medicine and scientific research in fighting this pandemic, we should not forget to seek refuge in God, the All-Creator, as we face such severe crisis. Therefore, we call on all peoples around the world to do good deeds, observe fast, pray, and make devout supplications to God Almighty to end this pandemic.”
“Each one from wherever they are and according to the teachings of their religion, faith, or sect, should implore God to lift this pandemic off us and the entire world, to rescue us all from this adversity, to inspire scientists to find a cure that can turn back this disease, and to save the whole world from the health, economic, and human repercussions of this serious pandemic.”
The High Committee was formed last August in order to achieve the objectives of the “Document on human fraternity”, signed on 4 February 2019 by Pope Francis and the great Imam of Al-Azhar, Ahmed al-Tayyeb. Chaired by Cardinal Miguel Angel Ayuso Guixot, president of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, it is composed of religious leaders, scholars and exponents of culture from all over the world, Christians, Muslims and Jews.