Pope Francis once again expressed his “solidarity and affection for the Brazilian people”, which has been severely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. In a telephone call to the archbishop of Aparecida (São Paulo), Orlando Brandes, Francisco did not fail to reveal that he prays daily for the people of Brazil.
This is, it should be noted, the third connection that Pope Francis has made to members of the Brazilian clergy since the virus began to spread in Latin America, especially in Brazil, the third country in the world with the highest number of deaths from COVID- 19, according to the Holy See on Wednesday.
In the region, 1.5 million cases and 71,104 deaths from the pandemic were registered, 39,680 of them in Brazil, with 212 million inhabitants, according to an AFP balance sheet. The Pope also spoke with Archbishop of Manaus, Dom Leonardo Steiner, and also Archbishop of São Paulo, Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer, to express his solidarity.
During this last conversation with Brandes, the pope said that he prays for all Brazilians and that he follows the news from Brazil with attention. Francisco also sent “a blessing” to all Brazilians and concluded the conversation with a message of “value and hope”, said the Vatican.
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