Catholic Church’s leader, Pope Francis, has called for peace and reconciliation in Nigeria, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Nagorno-Karabakh, South Sudan, and Cameroon. Also, he urged world leaders to make the Covid-19 vaccines available in every part of the world.
Pope Francis made this call during his Christmas sermon through a virtual message from the lectern inside the Vatican.
While making this call, he said: “At this moment in history, marked by the ecological crisis and grave economic and social imbalances only worsened by the coronavirus pandemic, it is all the more important for us to acknowledge one another as brothers and sisters.”
While pleading for global cooperation to make the COVID-19 vaccines accessible to less developed nations, he said: “I beg everyone, heads of state, companies and international organisations to promote cooperation and not competition, to find a solution for everyone – vaccines for all – especially for the most vulnerable and needy in all areas of the planet. The most vulnerable and needy must be first. We can’t put ourselves before others, putting market forces and patent laws before the laws of love and the health of humanity. We cannot let closed nationalisms block us from living like the true human family that we are.”
Furthermore, he called for an end to violence in Nigeria and other countries like Syria, Yemen, Libya, and urged the countries to embrace reconciliation.