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Sun May 31, 2020, 01:40 PM

People more important than the economy, pope says about Covid crisis

Source: Reuters

WORLD NEWS MAY 31, 2020 / 7:49 AM / UPDATED 2 HOURS AGO

People more important than the economy, pope says about Covid crisis

Philip Pullella
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VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Sunday that people are more important than the economy, as countries decide how quickly to reopen their countries from coronavirus lockdowns.

Francis made his comments, departing from a prepared script, at the first noon address from his window overlooking St. Peter’s Square in three months as Italy’s lockdown drew to an end.

“Healing people, not saving (money) to help the economy (is important), healing people, who are more important than the economy,” Francis said.

“We people are temples of the Holy Spirit, the economy is not,” he said.

Francis did not mention any countries. Many governments are deciding whether to reopen their economies to save jobs and living standards, or whether to maintain lockdowns until they are sure the virus is fully under control.

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Sun May 31, 2020, 01:46 PM

1. Never expected to hear that from the vatican

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Sun May 31, 2020, 02:20 PM

2. When Pope Frank says things like this, do you think it impresses on the Trumper Catholics

that Trump is not all he is cracked up to be...or do they just ignore this Pope as a socialist?

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