According to him, charity efforts were not enough to support the less privileged. He urged people in authority for a fairer economic development model that would address the root causes of inequality.
“The pandemic is a crisis. You don’t come out of it the same – either better or worse. We must come out better,” he said.
Pope admonished the world not to return to social injustice and degradation of the natural environment, adding that the dreaded COVID-19 disease should serve as an opportunity to build a better society.
“We are all worried for the social consequences of the pandemic, all of us. Many want to go back to normal and resume economic activities”, the Pope noted.