Pope: Pandemic Proves 'Human Beings Are Like Dust'
Head of Catholic Church makes case for global 'multilateral cooperation'
Pope Francis has made his case for a more globalist world by declaring that the COVOD-19 pandemic has proved that we must reject "nationalism" and "individualism."
According to the head of the Catholic Church, the coronavirus has highlighted humanity’s need for greater “multilateral cooperation.”
Francis made the statement during a solidarity event late last week.
The pope told participants that the "health, economic, and social crisis caused by COVID-19 has reminded everyone that human beings are like dust…but valuable dust in the eyes of God, who constituted us as a single human family.”
"Multilateral cooperation is a valuable tool to promote the common good, paying special attention to the deep and new causes of forced displacement," he added.
"So that borders are not areas of tension, but open arms of reconciliation.”
According to Breitbart, Francis insists that humanity is at a crossroads and must choose between “the strengthening of multilateralism” or “self-sufficiency, nationalism, protectionism, individualism, and isolation.”
This latter choice necessarily leaves out “the poorest, the most vulnerable, the inhabitants of the existential peripheries,” he contended.
At this critical moment, the family of nations is called to give attention to all, “especially the smallest and most vulnerable members, without yielding to the logic of competition and particular interests,” he said.
As he has done on other occasions, the pope also voiced his opinion that humanity is facing a “climate crisis characterized by an increasingly intense drought and increasingly frequent hurricanes.”
The claim is an assertion contested by well-known climate activists who insist the facts do not sustain it.
He argued that many people “are forced to flee due to the onset of the severe climate crisis.”
Therefore, policies must be adopted “aimed at mitigating the impact of both climatic phenomena and environmental catastrophes caused by man in his work of land grabbing, deforestation and appropriation of water.”
Regarding international migration, Francis reaffirmed the right of states to manage their own borders, but insisted that the principle of the centrality of the human person “obliges us to always put personal security before national security.”
The pope has made similar claims related to the pandemic before, however.
As Neon Nettle previously reported, in a letter to Roman Catholic leaders last October, Francis made a push for communist policies to be adopted on a global scale, claiming it is "for the good of all."
The head of the Catholic Church is advocating for the redistribution of wealth and an end to the public's "natural right" to own private property.
Francis denounced trickle-down economics, private property, and demanded that the wealthy "administer [their wealth] for the good of all" to bring "greater justice and inclusiveness in the world."