Faith in the Time of Covid-19: Ecclesial and pastoral reflection

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Bishop Daniele Libanori, SJ

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“I am about to do a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness” (Isa 43:19). This text from Isaiah seems to me the right key to start a conversation.[1] I think it is vital, though not easy, to speak to each other and to people, employing the words of God so that our voices do not become lost in a chorus of broken exchanges. I am convinced that what is happening, despite how it appears to some people as the onset of ruin, is instead the beginning of a new exodus. Nothing will be the same as before!

During this time I have gone several times to visit the priests in the parishes; I haven’t reached everyone yet, but I promise to complete the tour in the next few days. It has enriched my heart to find everyone always present, and so many in prayer in their deserted churches.

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