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Vatican City, Sep 16 . .- Pope Francis today regretted that caregivers of the elderly or weaker people « do not receive the recognition or remuneration they deserve, » during the general audience held in the courtyard of San Dámaso.
Before the nearly 500 people gathered in this courtyard where due to security measures due to the pandemic the Wednesday hearings are being held, Pope Francis reflected on the need to return to « contemplation » in order to protect nature.
Francisco stopped again today with the faithful present, all of them wearing masks, to exchange a few words or receive gifts without keeping too safe distance.
The pontiff began his catechesis by explaining that in this time of pandemic « we must support those who care for the weak, the sick and the elderly. »
« These people, well defined by the Spanish term ‘caregivers’, play an essential role in today’s society, although they often do not receive the recognition or remuneration they deserve, » he said.
And he also explained that care must encompass « our common home: the Earth and each of its creatures. »