- Oct 23, 2020
As the coronavirus pandemic continues to highlight the inequalities that exist in the world, humanity must change course and commit to an educational alliance that ensures a brighter future for young people, Pope Francis said.
The predominant global economic system is “unsustainable,” particularly in its impact on the environment, Pope Francis said.
Young men and women today can learn from the example of St. John Paul II, who proved that life’s difficulties are not an obstacle to holiness and happiness.
Italians sitting down for dinner and turning on the evening news were greeted by Pope Francis. RAI state TV broadcast a recorded message from the pope, who said: “Let pray to the Lord for all those who are tried in Italy and in the world” by the COVID-19 pandemic.
A commitment to defending and protecting human life requires a commitment to ending wars and to promoting nuclear disarmament, Pope Francis said.
Death is not a topic that should be avoided but a reminder that cures men and women from any illusion of being all-powerful, Pope Francis said.