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Argentina’s ‘Slum Priests’ Join Forces with Government to Fight Covid-19

Seven priests – including Bishop Gustavo Carrara – who live and minister in the slums of Argentina’s capital met Seven priests – including Bishop Gustavo Carrara – who live and minister in the slums of Argentina’s capital met with President Alberto Fernandez on Wednesday, where they filmed a video urging people to stay home, even in the country’s slums.

“In the slums it is also possible to be in quarantine, we know that the neighbors sometimes have little space, if you see someone in the streets who needs help to isolate themselves, let us know; let there be no grandparents in the streets, bring them to our parishes,” the priests say in a video shared by Fernandez on Twitter. “The parishes in the slums are open for whatever is necessary.”

The group, including the president, then come together to pray the Our Father, answering Pope Francis’s request for all Christians to do so on Wednesday to ask for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Source: CRUX

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