Vatican City, Jun 20, 2020 / 05:40 am
In the period to follow the coronavirus pandemic, people should remember they are made for communion with others and with God, Pope Francis said Saturday.
"Now more than ever the claim to focus everything on ourselves is illusory – to make individualism the guiding principle of society has proved to be illusory," Francis said June 20.
In a speech to health and emergency workers from northern Italy – the part of the country worst-affected by COVID-19 – Pope Francis warned that after the pandemic, it will be easy "to fall back into this illusion."
"It is easy to quickly forget that we need others, someone who takes care of us, who gives us courage. Forgetting that we all need a Father who holds out his hand."