- Oct 25, 2020
COVID-19 provides an opportunity for people to prepare the future, and religious leaders have an opportunity to make sure that preparation includes the world’s most vulnerable, said Catholic participants in the annual G-20 Interfaith Forum.
According to a member of Pope Francis’s commission for a post-COVID-19 world, there’s a need for a radical response to a “radical crisis.”
Pope Francis believes that the human person is not immune to crises but always impacted by them. Being better or worse after each one, he’s often said, is “up to us.” With that in mind, the Vatican’s COVID-19 coronavirus crisis task force is identifying what needs to be changed.
As the Catholic Church and governments around the world are exploring different solutions to the fallout of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, one Vatican official has said the ecclesial priority will be assisting those impacted by new forms of poverty due to unemployment.
Pope Francis and his COVID-19 response commission want to see religious, economic and social life resume, but they question the wisdom of hoping for a return to a “normal” that left so many people struggling.
Jesuit Father Augusto Zampini Davies – the director of development and faith at the Vatican’s Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development since its creation in 2016 – says caring for justice, peace, inclusion, solidarity, healthcare and the environment are all Gospel values.