“Today, in this time of darkness and uncertainty during the pandemic, different lights of hope appear, such as the discovery of vaccines … they should be available to everyone,” the Pope said on Friday in his traditional Urbi et Message of (city and world in the Vatican) during the Orbi.
“I ask them all to be in charge of states, companies, international bodies … to promote cooperation and not compete and to seek a solution for all, vaccines for all, especially the world. Of the most vulnerable and needy in all areas of the world. “
Pope Francis called for “generosity and support” for those experiencing unemployment, hardship and domestic violence during the epidemic.
He spoke to the Vatican Apostolic Palace – opposite his balcony towards St. Peter’s Square, where he traditionally issues the address.
The Catholic Church leader used the message of Christmas Day to end conflicts throughout the Middle East and Africa, as well as to ease suffering in the American continent.
The Pope attended the last part of St. Peter’s Basilica in a very Christmas Eve Mass on Thursday.
Due to the Kovid-19 ban, only 200 people were present, including 30 cardinals.
Christmas Eve Mass is a historical event in Vatican City. It is usually held in the main part of the basilica, according to Rael, and usually attracts 10,000 people.
Everyone except the Pope and the choir sing in the ceremony and the ceremony ends earlier than usual so that people can return home after a nationwide curfew before 10 a.m. in Italy.
This year the Pope emphasized the importance of helping the needy, saying that Jesus was born in his home.
“A wrath was born to the son of God, to tell us that every cell is a child of God,” he said.
Friday’s blessing is a silent year for the Pope, whose activities have relieved the epidemic to a great extent.
They held their regular Wednesday audiences online from March to September and celebrated Palm Sunday Mass in an empty church in the spring.
Italy was one of the most hit countries during the first wave of Kovid-19 in Europe. The country’s government has implemented its strictest level of nationwide Kovid-19 measures for the Christmas and New Year periods to prevent a third wave.