Recalling this outbreak, the Holy Father prayed: “May the Lord welcome the deceased in His peace, comfort families and support the great commitment already put in place to fight the epidemic.”
The Holy Father also recalled that today is World Leprosy Day.
“We are close to all people with Hansen’s (Leprosy) disease and to those who take care of them in different ways,” he said.
As usual, the Holy Father concluded wishing those present a good Sunday and lunch, and reminding them to pray for him.
Full Angelus Address: to be made available shortly