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Pope Francis, during his traditional Sunday sermon in St. Peter’s Square, urged those on whom political and economic decisions depend to prevent unemployment during and after the coronavirus pandemic. Transcript of speech publishes press service of the Vatican.

“Without work, families and society cannot move forward,” the pontiff pointed out.

Pope prayed for end of coronavirus pandemic

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The Pope noted that “poverty and lack of work” may remain a problem after the end of the pandemic. He said that to solve this problem it is necessary to show “solidarity and creativity” and called on all “political and economic leaders” to join forces.

In addition, during his sermon, Francis stated that he was praying for the believers in Nicaragua after attacks to the cathedral in Managua. On Friday, July 31, an unknown person threw a Molotov cocktail in the cathedral at a 400-year-old crucifix, which caught fire. No harm done.

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