Unfortunately, it is not possible to objectively verify this claim, because it is the opinion of Pope Francis.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to objectively verify this claim, because it is the opinion of Pope Francis.Pope Francis, head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State gave his opinion through his post on Twitter on 7 April 2020. The first half of the post is an opinion referring to the current outbreak of the coronavirus. He states that the world is testifying the persecution that Jesus Christ had endured. The second half of the post was a prayer he made on behalf of the guilt-free people who faced unjust sentencing.
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