“I bless you, you have to go forward like this.” This is the words of the Pope’s reply to encourage the organization of the Argentine mid-term movement. The movement wrote to the Pope, telling him how they recite the Rosary every day for people infected with the new crown virus. This is from their experience of this spontaneous act.
(Vatican News Network)Even a card can play an important role in pain and solace, especially if the card is sent at the Casa de Santa Marta. The receiver is on the other side of the ocean, Argentina.
All this happened via email. Near noon on July 27th, Rodrigo Fernández Madero of the Argentine Midterm Movement sent an e-mail to Pope Francis, telling him about an initiative that no one planned to arrange. Born in a difficult period: the news of mutual friends infected with the new crown virus came, the proposal to recite the Rosary for them, connect them who are not in the same place, and continue to pray in the same way every day.
The pope replied on the second day, July 28, “Dear brother, thank you for your electronic message. Thank you very much for reciting the Rosary. I extend my cordial greetings and blessings to you and all friends of the mid-term movement. You. You have to go forward like this.” Fernandez was pleasantly surprised to inform the Argentine Catholic News Agency about this, mentioning his exchange of information with the Pope.
On July 14, Argentina had more than 100,000 deaths due to the new crown virus. In the 24 hours before the press deadline on July 30, 300 people died and the death toll increased by 5,000. The country peaked between April and May, and now, like everywhere else, it is the mutant virus that is worrying. For the Argentine community that devotes itself to the Virgin Mary, the Pope’s care has alleviated their great worries.
Fernand told the Argentine Catholic News Agency, “I think this is a move of the Pope’s great love. Considering that he has so many things to do, he devotes this time to us so quickly to take care of this. Part of the church in Buenos Aires”. Fernandez said that this “good move” was born on June 3 after two friends of the mid-term movement organization were hospitalized due to complications caused by the new crown virus. “From that day on, we will reciting the Rosary together at 10 o’clock every evening. At the beginning, we had 100 people. Now there are times when we have more than 250 people connected.” Some of these people are “people who live far from the faith.”
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