Pope joins UN in call for global ceasefire amid Covid-19 pandemic

VATICAN (SE): Antagonism and differences “must be overcome through dialogue and a constructive search for peace, ”Pope Francis said after his March 29 Angelus as he joined his call with that of United Nations’ secretary general, Antonio Guterres, who called for an “immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world,” amid the Covid-19 coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) pandemic on March 23, Vatican News reported.

“May our joint fight against the pandemic bring everyone to recognise the great need to reinforce brotherly and sisterly bonds as members of one human family”, the pope said.

“In particular, may it inspire a renewed commitment to overcome rivalries among leaders of nations and those parties involved. Conflicts are not resolved through war,” he said.

Pope Francis’ Angelus on Sunday, March 29
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