- Sep 20, 2020
The drastic reduction in people’s mobility because of the COVID-19 pandemic could be an opportunity for moving one’s heart and mind instead — and for finding other ways to be close to and supportive of those in need, the Vatican said.
The Vatican is highlighting the plight of maritime workers during the pandemic, saying bans on shore leave are severely stressing crews stuck aboard ship, some to the point of suicide.
On Tuesday the Vatican COVID-19 taskforce issued a call for global disarmament during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, and investment in what they said are peacemaking measures such as healthcare, food security and the environment.
Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, brought medicine and supplies to a Roma community settlement as a sign of support for those who are often forgotten during the coronavirus pandemic.
The mandate given by Pope Francis to the Vatican’s coronavirus commission was to prepare a future full of hope amid chaos and uncertainty, Cardinal Peter Turkson said.