Pray for the authorities, says Pope – English


(ANSA) – Vatican City, March 12 – Pope Francis on Thursday
he said that the faithful should pray for the authorities who “often hear each other
alone and not understood “amid the emergence of the coronavirus.

Speaking at mass in the residence of Casa Santa Marta inside the
Vatican, Francis said “let’s continue to pray together in this
pandemic time, for the sick, relatives, parents with
children at home … but above all I would like to ask you
pray for the authorities: they must decide and often decide
on measures that people don’t like.

“And often the authorities feel lonely, not understood.

“We pray for our rulers to make decisions about these
measures: they can feel accompanied by the prayers of

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