Pope Francis calls for global ceasefire

Author: Caesar Montevecchio

In his March 29 Angelus prayer, Pope Francis called on world leaders to initiate a global ceasefire as part of the response to the coronavirus pandemic. The call echoes a similar one from UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, and also encouraged "the creation of corridors for humanitarian aid, openness to diplomacy, and attention to those who find themselves in situations of vulnerability."