Vatican City, Mar 12, 2020 / 04:15 am
The suffering of the poor cannot be ignored during the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said Thursday in his televised morning homily.
"Worried about my things, we forget the hungry children," Pope Francis said March 12 in Casa Santa Marta.
After the World Health Organization declared the global COVID-19 outbreak a pandemic on March 11, the Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte introduced further restrictions forcing all non-essential businesses, restaurants, and cafes in the country to close.
Pope Francis in his morning homily March 12 put these limitations in perspective: