Pope Francis sought to protest the coronavirus restriction on Monday, in contrast to the “healthy resentment” seen in a global demonstration of George Floyd’s post-mortem racism.
“Some groups refuse to keep distance and travel as if the measures the government had to impose for the benefit of the people constitute some sort of political attack on autonomy or personal liberties. He marched against the restrictions. He wrote in a new book called “Let Us Dream.”
In a book derived from his conversation with British biographer Austen Iveley, he opposed those who claimed that “forcing them to wear masks was an unjustified imposition by the state.” ..
“Never find people protesting George Floyd’s death or attending demonstrations because of slums where children don’t have access to water or education, or because the whole family has lost their income. Would, “he said.
“They never protest about such issues. They can’t move out of their little world of interest.”
The book, entitled “The Road to a Better Future,” focuses primarily on his response to the coronavirus crisis.
“With a few exceptions, the government has made great efforts to put the well-being of its people first, to protect its health and to act decisively to save lives,” said the Pope.
But “these governments are mortgaging their people,” he added, adding that some people prioritize the economy over public health.
The death of a 44-year-old African-American man, Floyd, in police detention caused a wave of anti-racist protests in the United States and around the world.
The Pope again condemned his “horrible” death and welcomed “many people who did not know each other otherwise went out to the streets to unite and protest with healthy resentment.”
However, he warned against pulling down historical statues, a by-product of some protests, and described it as “history of amputation.”
“Free people are people who can remember, own, and learn the best lessons, rather than deny history,” he said.