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Bishops in US call for COVID-19 relief for ‘poor and vulnerable

Archbishop Paul Coakley, Catholic Archbishop of Oklahoma City and Chairman for Domestic Justice and Human Development of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) has released a statement calling for additional support for legislation that falls in line with the world’s present predicament.

The statement signed by the Archbishop through his outfit lays emphasis that “as Congress turns once more to considering additional relief related to the Covid-19 pandemic, the focus should be on those most in need”.

He makes a further note that, “this is not a time for indifference” laying emphasis on the Holy Father Pope Francis’ Easter Urbi et Orbi Message. “The whole world is suffering and needs to be united in facing the pandemic.

The most vulnerable of our brothers and sisters” living in every part of the world must “not be abandoned”, he says. “Let us ensure that they do not lack basic necessities…’
On his part, the Prelate hopes the US Congress will establish a relief system to suit the global struggles caused by the deadly coronavirus.

Earlier in April, the Archbishop among other Bishops in the jurisdiction had sent letters which paramountly addressed issues such as food security, care for refugees and migrants among other necessities to the congress pressing for assistance for the vulnerable in the society amidst the hardships.

Vatican’s new commission was also well received by the Prelate with the assurance of continuous advocacy for the common good.

Source: ADM NEWS

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