Needless to say, The Pope is not dead and at the time of writing is alive and well. Our thoughts go out to Pentelow at this time who in all fairness handled the gaffe seamlessly.
During his speech, the Argentinian said encouraged world leaders to work together to end the pandemic. “Our capacity for social relationships is sorely tried; there is a growing tendency to withdraw, to do it all by ourselves, to stop making an effort to encounter others and do things together,” said Francis.
“On the international level too, there is the risk of avoiding dialogue, the risk that this complex crisis will lead to taking shortcuts rather than setting out on the longer paths of dialogue. Yet only those paths can lead to the resolution of conflicts and to lasting benefits for all.”