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Pope Francis sends special message to India during deadly Coronavirus outbreak

In a written message, Pope Francis expressed his solidarity with the Indian people to the Archbishop of Bombay, Cardinal Oswald Gracias. 

India is currently experiencing the world's most deadly coronavirus outbreak, reporting over half of the world's daily cases. 

Archbishop of Bombay (India)

“Here the Church also has gotten quite involved in Mumbai, in our hospitals and our social work agencies. It's very bad, but I'm hopeful. It's frightening, depressing, but I think we will be able to—the government will be able to control it soon.”

The Pope says he is praying for all of those affected by the outbreak, including the doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers who are combatting the pandemic. 

He commends the work of India's Catholic community in providing relief to the local population, and urges the nation to look for hope in Christ's promise of Resurrection. 

Justin McLellan