BY Ryan McDougall | April 27 | comments icon 0 COMMENTS     print icon print

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Pope Francis says he is ‘close to all’ who suffer from malaria

The Pope reminded us we must 'continue the effort to prevent and cure malaria, which threatens millions of persons in many countries.'

Saturday April 25 marked World Malaria Day, which remembers those who are suffering from the disease.

On Sunday April 26 following the Regina Coeli, the Holy Father said he is close to ‘all who are sick,’ their caregivers, and those working to ensure that ‘every person might have access to basic healthcare.’

He then offered special greetings to the people of Poland who were taking part in National Scripture Reading Day, reflecting on the importance of reading the Gospel for at least ‘a few minutes every day.’

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He suggested that Catholics carry a copy with them wherever they go, meaning the word of God is near them.

The Pope concluded by reflecting on the month of May, which he explained is ‘dedicated in a particular way to the Virgin Mary.’

He invited the faithful to pray the Rosary in their homes throughout May, stating: “May our mother help us to face with more Faith and hope this time of trial that we are living.”

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