- May 15, 2021
The uncertainty and death brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic can be an opportunity for humanity to reflect on how to build a better world, Pope Francis said in a new book.
In a candid 2019 interview published Saturday, Pope Francis reveals that he sees himself “dying as pope,” either in active duty or in retirement, and in Rome, because, he said, “I am not going back to Argentina.”
Pope Francis said that unless there is a serious new wave of COVID-19 infections in Iraq, he has every intention of visiting the country in early March.
In his newest interview Pope Francis stressed the need for what he called the world’s “executive classes” to overcome egoism and pursue the common good in the fight against the coronavirus, and condemned the ‘culture of waste,’ saying abortion is not a religious, but human issue.
Pope Francis admits he is not an economist, but he is a pastor.
It’s a consistent finding of organizational studies that changing laws and individual personnel may be necessary conditions to prevent corruption, but they’re hardly sufficient. The real trick is changing the organization’s culture.
Corruption is an “ancient evil” that continues to plague the Catholic Church in different ways, Pope Francis said.
An eventual vaccine for COVID-19 would belong to the world and should not be hoarded greedily by countries hosting the lab or labs that develop it, Pope Francis said.