Vatican City, Apr 13, 2020 / 02:15 am
We face a fundamental choice as we seek to resolve the coronavirus crisis, Pope Francis said during his morning Mass Monday.
Commenting on the day's Gospel reading (Mt 28:8-15), which describes the risen Christ's appearance to Mary Magdalene and Mary of Clopas, the pope said April 13: "The Gospel proposes a choice that also applies today: the hope of Jesus' resurrection and nostalgia for the tomb."
"Thus, in finding solutions to this pandemic, the choice will be between life, the resurrection of the people, and the god of money."
"If you choose money, you choose the way of hunger, slavery, wars, arms factories, uneducated children... there is the tomb. Lord -- it is the prayer of the pope -- help us to choose the good of the people, without ever falling into the tomb of mammon," he said, according to a transcription of his homily by Vatican News.