Pope Francis Says the Coronavirus Is ‘Testing Our Whole Human Family’


Vatican’s city and St. Peters’ Basilica.  Suggested reading by the Muslim Times: We Will be Judged by Our Compassion and Deeds and Not Our Dogma

Source: New York Times

ROME — On an Easter Sunday like few others in modern history, Pope Francis said Mass under the soaring ceilings of St. Peter’s Basilica, which was virtually empty of the faithful. Outside, St. Peter’s Square, too, was bereft of the usual throngs of worshipers, who were forced to stay away because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Last year, an estimated 70,000 pilgrims crammed into St. Peter’s Square in Vatican City on Easter morning to hear the leader of the world’s Catholics deliver his “Urbi et Orbi” (“To the City and to the World”) message after Easter Mass. But congregants are prohibited from gathering there this year because of lockdown rules in Italy, which has had the most confirmed coronavirus cases in Europe.

Faced with a flock that was seeking hope in a time of calamity, the Vatican streamed the pope’s message live for a global audience.

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5 replies

  1. Life of human are changing now, no one know what life look like 5 months from now—it is getting worse or better?

    The best way we can do now is to repent for our sins and believe in Jesus and Injil will be saved Q.3:1-4

    • are you really claiming to be Muslim? confused person I would say. Why do you bother with Quran if you want us to believe in Jesus (the way you say).?

      ( And remember) when the angels said: O Mary! Lo! Allah giveth thee glad tidings of a word from him, whose name is the Messiah, Jesus, son of Mary, Q.3;45 ( Savior = Messiah).

      So (1) Jesus is Holy son of Mary and had (2) Holy Spirit.(3) Massiah, Savior.

      Do you really believe in Al Quran or Prophet’s saying ?

  2. The problem with people like Somi is to obsess over one, namely Jesus son of Mary to the exclusion of all other prophets.

    Teachers are many in our lives and to obsess over one over all the others creates strange distortions in our lives and thinking.

    Here is a balance from the holy Quran:

    “This Messenger of Ours believes in that which has been revealed to him from his Lord, and so do the believers: all of them believe in Allah, and in His angels, and in His Books, and in His Messengers, saying, ‘We make no distinction between any of His Messengers;’ and they say, ‘We hear, and we obey. We implore Thy forgiveness, O our Lord, and to Thee is the returning.’” (Al Quran 2:285/286)

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