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COVID-19 Pandemic: Pope Francis Says ‘Humans Have Ruined God’s Creation, Sinned Against the Earth’

Pope Francis has cried out over the damage humankind has inflicted on the earth.

The Roman Catholic church head pleaded with people to begin being more caring and protect the environment at all costs because it is God’s gift to man.

 

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EN: The Lord waits for us to offer him our failings so that he can help us experience his mercy. #DivineMercySunday PT: O Senhor espera que Lhe levemos as nossas misérias, para nos fazer descobrir a sua misericórdia. #DomingodaDivinaMisericórdia ES: El Señor espera que le presentemos nuestras miserias, para hacernos descubrir su misericordia. #DomingodelaDivinaMisericordia IT: Il Signore attende che gli portiamo le nostre miserie, per farci scoprire la sua misericordia. #DomenicadellaMisericordia FR: Le Seigneur attend que nous lui apportions nos misères, pour nous faire découvrir sa miséricorde. #DimancheDeLaMiséricordeDivine DE: Der Herr wartet darauf, dass wir ihm unser Elend bringen, damit er uns seine Barmherzigkeit zeigen kann. #SonntagderGöttlichenBarmherzigkeit PL: Pan oczekuje, abyśmy zanieśli nasze nędze i by mógł nam okazać swoje miłosierdzie. #NiedzielaMiłosierdziaBożego

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During a service on Earth Day, the pope noted that some challenges derived from the COVID-19 pandemic needed to be tackled with a global response.

He added that natural tragedies are the earth’s way of responding to carelessness and heartlessness by humans.

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EN: During this Easter week I would like to recall, with closeness and affection, all the countries hard-hit by the coronavirus. Several have suffered high numbers of cases and deaths, especially Italy, the United States of America, Spain, France… The list is long. I pray for them all. Don't forget that the Pope is praying for you, and is near to you. PT: Nesta semana pascal, gostaria de recordar com proximidade e afeto todos os países fortemente atingidos pelo coronavírus, alguns com grande número de contagiados e mortos, de modo especial a Itália, os Estados Unidos, a Espanha, a França…a lista é longa. Rezo por todos. E não esqueçam que o Papa reza por vocês, está próximo. ES: Durante esta semana pascual, deseo recordar con afecto todos los países afectados por el coronavirus, algunos de ellos con un gran número de contagiados y fallecidos, de modo especial Italia, España, Estados Unidos, Francia… La lista es larga. Rezo por todos ellos. No olviden que el Papa reza por ustedes, está con ustedes. IT: In questa settimana pasquale vorrei ricordare con vicinanza e affetto tutti i Paesi fortemente colpiti dal coronavirus, alcuni con grandi numeri di contagiati e deceduti, in modo speciale l’Italia, gli Stati Uniti d’America, la Spagna, la Francia… la lista è lunga. Prego per tutti loro. E non dimenticate che il Papa prega per voi, vi è vicino.

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“We see these natural tragedies, which are the earth’s response to our maltreatment,” the pope said.

Francis said the Lord would be so disappointed if anyone asked him his view on what is happening to the world.

The man of God maintained that human beings are responsible for the decadence being experienced by mother nature at the moment.

The 83-year-old leader urged the youths to take initiative and be at the forefront of fighting crimes against mother nature and try teaching people how the earth is the future.

“Take to the streets to teach us what is obvious, that is, that there will be no future for us if we destroy the environment that sustains us,” he added.

The pontiff reminded people that though God is mighty, merciful and ever forgiving, nature is the complete opposite.

To him, if people fail to care for their environment, it will, in turn, come back to bite them.

“Saying the earth was not an endless deposit of resources to exploit. We have sinned against the Earth, against our neighbour and, in the end, against the creator,” Francis concluded.

As previously reported, Francis recovered from a flu after exhibiting signs of COVID-19.

He was seen coughing during mass and appeared to be sickly following his ailment.

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