Pope Francis urged people to put others before themselves as the world struggles to come out of the coronavirus pandemic.
In a lengthy op-ed for the New York Times, the pope wrote of his own personal health battles when he was young and called on people to come together in the midst of the global pandemic. He criticized those who have been vocal in opposing government decisions related to lockdowns to help corral the virus.
“Governments have made great efforts to put the well-being of their people first, acting decisively to protect health and to save lives,” the pope wrote. “Yet some groups protested, refusing to