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The cry of the poor in time of pandemic in Poland

The rapid development of the pandemic has caused many problems, and as usual, it has affected the weakest, poorest, neediest and sickest. So, after the initial shock, many institutions started to get involved to help those who found themselves in the difficulties created by COVID-19. The new situation strongly challenged us as followers of St. Francis, who espoused Our Lady Poverty and gave us the example to follow by caring for the poor, sick and abandoned.

Guinea-Bissau, activities of the friars for the Coronavirus emergency

Dear JPIC brethren, from Guinea Bissau, I want to share with you some initiatives that have been carried out and are still ongoing in the Franciscan Mission and Parish of Quinhamel, 30 km from the capital.

For the Coronavirus emergency, which broke out here in March 2020, the Franciscan Catholic Mission used some Diocesan Caritas funds for:

Por la emergencia Coronavirus que se desató en marzo 2020, la Misión Católica Franciscana ha empleado algunos fondos de Cáritas Diocesana para:

From Morocco – Covid-19

In Morocco, the Coronavirus forced the country to declare lockdown from 20 March. This has led to the suspension of all activities; it has changed the way we live and the way people welcome us. A very strange, surreal feeling: forced to stay at home because of the danger of infection. What to do? How to organise ourselves?

Franciscans around the world join the Laudato Si’ Revolution

• A global campaign of the Franciscan charism.
• Franciscans are launching a year of celebrations and activities to promote and live the values of the Laudato Si’ encyclical.
• They declare their grateful communion with Pope Francis and his recent designation of the “Laudato Si’ special anniversary year.”

“Le Monde d’Après” (“The World After”)

Five years ago, Pope Francis published one of the major texts of his pontificate, the encyclical Laudato Si’. In a March video, the pope encouraged parishes and religious communities to participate in “Laudato Si’ Week”

The pandemic that is threatening our communities is an opportunity for us to rediscover ourselves as Humanity

These are opportune times to approach the Face of Christ in the needy, the unprotected, those who have no material security and live in an almost haphazard manner.