“Dear brothers living the time of old age or the bitter hour of sickness, I feel the need to say thank you.”

Pope Francis expressed his heartfelt sentiment to the elderly or ill clergy participating in the Sixth Day of Elderly and Sick Priests of Lombardy, being held today at the “Santa Maria del Fonte” Shrine of Caravaggio, in Bergamo, considered to be the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, where thousands of elderly’s lives were taken, including numerous priests.

The Holy Father recalled all those priests who died from the virus as they courageously were there for their faithful.

Praise the Lord

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