Pope Francis is calling on the architects of the global financial system to reduce rising income inequality by prioritising the needs of the poor who are left behind by the globalisation of indifference.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) said Tuesday that the novel coronavirus epidemic has not become a pandemic but an outbreak with multiple foresides, and that fighting against the "epidemic of information," rumours or false information, is crucial, reported Xinhua News Agency.
Churches in Hubei, the epicenter of the virus, were shut last Sunday. This week, two more provinces announced a ban on church services.
Participants at a conference on the pastoral care of the elderly were received in audience by Pope Francis on Friday. In his address, the Holy Father invites the Church to “change her pastoral attitudes in order to respond to the presence of so many elderly people in families and communities”.
Pope Francis urges the faithful to relate to others in a truly “Christian” way which is generous and full of love, and he explains that we will be judged with the same measure with which we measure others.
The beatitudes should be a defining feature of a Christian’s identity because they reveal the way that Jesus lived his life, Pope Francis said Wednesday.