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Covid-19: Pope asks to help families in crisis “that are ashamed to ask for help”


Pope Francis recalled that the economic crisis caused by the pandemic has left many families in poverty.

POPE FRANCIS
Regarding this, think of the many families who find themselves in difficulty in this moment, because they do not have work, they have lost their jobs, they have one or two children… And at times, with a bit of shame, do not know what to make of this. But you are the ones who need to go and look where there is need.

The pope reflected on Sunday's Gospel, which recalled that God will judge people by the good done to those who need it most.

POPE FRANCIS
It will be made on the basis of concrete love given or denied to these persons, because He Himself, the judge, is present in each one of them.

It the end, the pope also recalled that it was the 40th anniversary of the earthquake in Irpinia, Italy. It was an earthquake that claimed the lives of 3,000 people and caused 300,000 to be displaced.

Javier Romero

Translation: Christian Campos