Published On: Wed, Aug 26th, 2020

Pope says pandemic worsening social inequalities

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis says that the pandemic has both ’’exposed and aggravated” social inequalities.

Pope Francis gestures as he leads the Regina Coeli prayer from his window in the newly reopened St. Peter’s Square after months of closure due to an outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at the Vatican, May 31, 2020.

Francis said during his weekly audience Wednesday that disparities show up in the workplace, schools and government programs to address the economic impact of the pandemic.

He underlined that not everyone can work from home; school has been “abruptly interrupted” for some children, but continues for others; and while “some powerful nations can issue money to deal with the crisis,” that would mean ‘’mortgaging the future for others.’’

The pope said, “these symptoms of inequality reveal a social illness; it is a virus that comes from a sick economy. It is the fruit of unequal economic growth that disregards fundamental human values.”

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