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World Pope Francis slams anti-lockdown protesters and praises healthcare workers in New York Times op-ed

01:55  28 november  2020
01:55  28 november  2020 Source:   businessinsider.com.au

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However, Francis condemned anti -racism protesters ' attempt to erase history by dismantling statues of Confederate leaders. He said there are better ways to create dialogue. "Amputating history can make us lose our memory, which is one of the few remedies we have against repeating the mistakes of the

Pope Francis urged people to put others before themselves as the world struggles to come out of the coronavirus pandemic. In a lengthy op - ed for the New York Times , the pope wrote of his own personal health battles when he was young and calls on people to come together in the midst of the

a man wearing a blue hat: Pope Francis wearing a protective mask attends an international Prayer for Peace initiative at the Capitoline Hill on October 20, 2020 in Rome, Italy. Pope Francis wearing a protective mask attends an international Prayer for Peace initiative at the Capitoline Hill on October 20, 2020 in Rome, Italy.
  • Pope Francis spoke out against people who protested coronavirus lockdowns in a New York Times op-ed on Thursday.
  • "Looking to the common good is much more than the sum of what is good for individuals," he wrote.
  • The opinion piece came after the Supreme Court ruled against placing restrictions on religious gatherings in New York, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo implemented to help curb virus transmission.
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Pope Francis slammed people who protested coronavirus restrictions in the name of "personal freedom" and offered the groups some stern advice in a New York Times op-ed published on Thursday.

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Pope Francis praised Switzerland's Valentina Frey at the start of his Vatican general audience in the the Paul VI hall in the Vatican city while she breastfed Pope Francis today apologises to the faithful for being unable to greet them in his usual fashion following a coronavirus spike in Italy and the Vatican.

Pope Francis has sent a handwritten note to anti -abortion protesters in his native Argentina, telling them that the country is 'proud' of them and to keep fighting against The Pope compares abortion to 'hiring a hitman' as he encourages women to protest new law legalising the procedure in Argentina.

"Looking to the common good is much more than the sum of what is good for individuals," he wrote. "It means having a regard for all citizens and seeking to respond effectively to the needs of the least fortunate."

At the onset of the pandemic in the spring, governments all over the world imposed versions of stay-at-home orders to help limit COVID-19 transmission. In several countries, including the United States, such restrictions were met with protests by conservative groups.

"As if measures that governments must impose for the good of their people constitute some kind of political assault on autonomy or personal freedom!" Francis wrote of the anti-lockdown protests.

"It is all too easy for some to take an idea â€" in this case, for example, personal freedom â€" and turn it into an ideology, creating a prism through which they judge everything," he added.

Pope says his brush with death helps him relate to Covid victims

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Weeks after that meeting, the pope issued a new canon law, requiring for the first time that church officials report abuse charges to Vatican prosecutors. Francis then issued a rule requiring that all church officials report to their superiors either abuse allegations or attempts to cover them up.

A small group of health care workers counterprotested at a large rally in Colorado demanding the state reopen and ease the restrictions designed to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic.

Though Francis did not mention any countries or leaders by name, he called out governments that "shrugged off the painful evidence of mounting deaths, with inevitable, grievous consequences."

The United States has led the world in confirmed coronavirus cases, with nearly 13 million infections as of Friday.President Donald Trump has been heavily criticised for downplaying the virus since the outbreak's onset, and for continuing to avoid its severity as doctors and scientists predict rising death tolls for the winter.

In the opinion piece, Francis described the public health crisis as a time that "reveals what is in our hearts" and an opportunity to "rethink our priorities."

"If we are to come out of this crisis less selfish than when we went in, we have to let ourselves be touched by others' pain," he wrote.

The article coincidentally came a day after the US Supreme Court ruled against imposing restrictions on religious gatherings in New York. The decision blocks Gov. Andrew Cuomo's 10- and 25-person occupancy limits, which he implemented to prevent further spread of the virus. Cuomo afterward called the ruling "irrelevant."

Pope Francis sued by three Australians allegedly sexually assaulted by Melbourne paedophile priest Michael Glennon .
It is the first known case in Australia where victims have claimed compensation from a pope for failing to take action to stop clerical sexual abuse by a known abuser. The three men from one extended family were allegedly abused — repeatedly and regularly — by serial paedophile Michael Glennon in the 1980s.A writ has been lodged with the Victorian Supreme Court, claiming damages against Pope Francis, the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne, Peter Comensoli and one of his predecessors, Frank Little.The entity representing the church is also named.

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