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Pope Francis Criticises People Going on Holiday to Flee Covid-19 Lockdowns

File picture of Pope Francis. (Reuters)

Speaking after his weekly midday blessing, Francis stated he had learn newspaper studies of individuals catching flights to flee authorities curbs and search enjoyable elsewhere.

  • Reuters Vatican City
  • Last Updated: January 03, 2021, 19:35 IST
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Pope Francis condemned on Sunday individuals who had gone overseas on vacation to flee coronavirus lockdowns, saying they wanted to point out better consciousness of the struggling of others.

Speaking after his weekly midday blessing, Francis stated he had learn newspaper studies of individuals catching flights to flee authorities curbs and search enjoyable elsewhere.

“They didn’t think about those who were staying at home, of the economic problems of many people who have been hit hard by the lockdown, of the sick people. (They thought) only about going on holiday and having fun,” the pope stated.

“This really saddened me,” he stated in a video deal with from the library of the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace.

The conventional Angelus blessing is often given from a window overlooking St. Peter’s Square, nevertheless it was moved indoors to stop any crowds gathering and restrict the unfold of COVID-19.

“We don’t know what 2021 will reserve for us, but what all of us can do together is make a bit more of an effort to take care of each other. There is the temptation to take care only of our own interests,” he added.

Many nations have imposed strict restrictions to stop the unfold of coronavirus, which has killed greater than 84 million individuals worldwide, in accordance with the most recent Reuters tally.

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