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Pope Francis' call to prayer at 11am (midday in Italy)

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HyacynthBucket Wed 25-Mar-20 10:42:33

The Pope has asked all Christians to pray for the world at midday (11am UK time) praying the Lord's Prayer with him. All people of good faith whatever their religion could do the same using their prayers to relieve us of coronovirus. A concerted prayer from the stricken earth. Prayer can move mountains. Please join in.

ocarinan Wed 25-Mar-20 11:57:32

I think a vaccine would do more to relieve us.

Genderwitched Wed 25-Mar-20 12:02:19

HyacynthBucket

Thank you Hyacynth, I would advise posting in chat next time where people are slightly less intolerant and rude.

araiwa Wed 25-Mar-20 12:05:21

Im looking forward to corona virus being wiped out by 11.05

Why didnt he do this earlier?

PineappleDanish Wed 25-Mar-20 12:07:24

It's a nice "we're all in this together whatever your faith and nationality" gesture but it will have zero practical effect.

However if it helps people feel more calm, centred and able to stay at home with a belief that a magic cloud fairy is looking out for them, then crack on.

Thisismytimetoshine Wed 25-Mar-20 12:09:36

Is there any need, araiwa? hmm. Such a dick...

flossyflorenceflounces Wed 25-Mar-20 12:10:50

I'm an atheist but if it provides others with comfort then what's not to like?

Sux2buthen Wed 25-Mar-20 12:11:36

I'm a firm atheist but whatever helps people stay hopeful and calm is a good thing.
I hope your prayers helped you feel better op

EmpressLangClegInChair Wed 25-Mar-20 12:13:17

I hope it will make people feel better. But I’m not exactly comfortable with the idea that God could stop the coronavirus but is waiting for us to ask nicely enough first.

ErickBroch Wed 25-Mar-20 12:14:33

Prayer can move mountains? It can't but, ok. I think prayer is good for people's internal comfort but let's not pretend.

x2boys Wed 25-Mar-20 12:14:37

Well.exactly flossy im a,very lapsed Catholic ,but if it helps people feel they are doing something ,than it can't do any harm ,unfortunately Op you are just going to get a lot people banging on about " Sky fairies" and " imaginary friends" im afraid

araiwa Wed 25-Mar-20 12:16:34

Yes there is

www.scmp.com/week-asia/health-environment/article/3075421/coronavirus-salt-water-spray-infects-46-church-goers

www.thedailybeast.com/trump-friendly-megachurch-pastors-push-bogus-coronavirus-cures

StrongMama1989 Wed 25-Mar-20 12:17:10

Wtf hmm

StrongMama1989 Wed 25-Mar-20 12:18:16

Also btw the pope is catholic not Christian smile

ocarinan Wed 25-Mar-20 12:19:23

Catholics are Christian...

x2boys Wed 25-Mar-20 12:24:12

Being a Christian means being a follower of Christ StrongMama which by definition Catholics are ,there are different denominations of Christianity.and Catholicism is one of them .

MonsteraCheeseplant Wed 25-Mar-20 12:26:11

Let's all pray to the God that sent us the plague. Shame he's so malevolent.

PineappleDanish Wed 25-Mar-20 12:29:41

Also btw the pope is catholic not Christian

Jeezo, the stupid is out strong on this thread. How can people go through life not picking up these basic facts?

Thisismytimetoshine Wed 25-Mar-20 12:50:37

Did some bozo just accuse the Pope of not being Christian?!

SneezyMcSneezeface Wed 25-Mar-20 12:56:30

Praying isn’t going to help - but if it makes you feel better crack on.
As an ex-Catholic I won’t be doing anything that supports the head of a misogynistic, anti-LGBT, paedo protecting movement like the Catholic Church.
We need science and vaccines, not prayers to a mythical entity.

NiceLegsShameAboutTheFace Wed 25-Mar-20 12:59:46

Praying isn’t going to help

How can you be so sure?

7Days Wed 25-Mar-20 13:00:18

Oh shut up you bunch of sour puss choppers.

You'd hardly expect the pope to invent a vaccine would you? Let him look after peoples spiritual/emotional/psychologically help and let the scientists do their bit.

What on earth do you hope to achieve by belittling people who have a different coping mechanism to you? Tiresome shite

Floatyboat Wed 25-Mar-20 13:02:33

What are people hoping will happen? God reconsiders unleashing a deadly plague and stops it? If I know my old testament it might require a little more than that.

turnandfacethenamechange Wed 25-Mar-20 13:04:35

What on earth do you hope to achieve by belittling people who have a different coping mechanism to you?

Hear hear

WeakAndWeary Wed 25-Mar-20 13:11:23

So well said 7Days

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