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Pope calls for global ceasefire

Pope Francis appealed for a global ceasefire on Sunday as countries work to defend against the coronavirus pandemic. “The current emergency of COVID-19 … knows no borders,” Pope Francis said yesterday in his Angelus broadcast. “I invite everyone to follow up by stopping all forms of war hostility, promoting the creation of corridors for humanitarian aid, openness to diplomacy, attention to those in a situation of greater vulnerability.”