“Coronavirus pandemic is nature’s response to climate crisis” – What Pope Francis says about coronavirus
“The current pandemic offered an opportunity to slow down the rate of production and consumption and to learn to understand the natural world”
Pope Francis has said the coronavirus pandemic is one of “nature’s responses” to humans ignoring the current ecological crisis.
CNN reports that the pope said in an interview published on Wednesday, April 8, in The Tablet that COVID-19 offered an opportunity to slow down the rate of production and consumption and to learn to understand and contemplate the natural world.
“We did not respond to the partial catastrophes. Who now speaks of the fires in Australia, or remembers that 18 months ago a boat could cross the North Pole because the glaciers had all melted? Who speaks now of the floods?” the pope said.
“I don’t know if these are the revenge of nature, but they are certainly nature’s responses,” he added.
Pope Francis who was tested the second time was announced to be coronavirus negative.
Although one person in the residence of the pope was tested negative, the pope was tested coronavirus free.
In his tweet, the pontiff said that God will judge the world on how we relate with the poor.
He explained a popular verse in the Bible which said: “The poor you will always have with you”, saying God meant he will always be present “in the poor.”
He singled out that particular place in the Bible as the focus of the gospel, adding that it carries much power that it would form the centre of God’s judgment.