Pope warns pilgrims against ‘individualistic thinking’

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis has highlighted the necessity for compassion and fraternity in the light of the Coronavirus pandemic.

 Francis began his speech on Wednesday noting how the global pandemic  “has emphasised how vulnerable and interconnected we all are.” The pontiff went on to identify a pathology brought to light by the coronavirus describing the “distorted vision of people, a view that ignores their dignity and related character. Sometimes we look at others as objects to use and throw away.”

Francis warned that “If we don’t take care of one another, beginning with those most damaged…we cannot heal the world.” He went on to praise “the effort of so many people who in these months are showing proof of human and Christian love towards those nearest.”