Vatican City, May 2, 2020 / 03:30 am
Pope Francis prayed Saturday for mayors, governors, presidents, and legislators at a time when many government leaders are making decisions about whether to ease or extend coronavirus restrictions.
"Let us pray for authorities who have the responsibility to take care of their people in these moments of crisis," Pope Francis said before offering Mass on May 2.
"For the Lord will help them and give them strength because their work is not easy," he added.
Speaking from the chapel of his Vatican City residence, Casa Santa Marta, the pope said that it is important for leaders to remain united in a time of crisis because "unity is superior to conflict."