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Pope slams folk fleeing lockdowns

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Pope Francis last week criticized travelers who went on holiday to escape lockdowns imposed by governments caused by Covid19 lockdowns.


After reading news reports of people catching flights to dodge lockdowns and find fun someplace else, he stressed that they need to become more aware of others’ suffering.


“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,” said the Pope. “[They thought] only about going on holiday and having fun.”


“This really saddened me,” he said in a video address from the Vatican’s Apostolic Palace library.


“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,” he added. “There is the temptation to take care only of our own interests.”


Most nations across the world have implemented lockdowns and stringent restrictions to curb the spread of Covid19, which has claimed the lives of 1.84 million people as of writing.

Photo: Sky News


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