Pope Wants Ceasefire – level 3

03-04-2020 15:00

Pope Francis said that he backed a call from UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to have a global ceasefire in order to end wars and to fight the pandemic.

Francis said that he hoped a ceasefire would encourage countries to overcome their rivalries. He also said that countries need to continue to help one another and to pay attention to vulnerable people like those in prison or nursing homes.

Earlier this week, the number of confirmed cases of coronavirus in Vatican City was six. A Vatican official said that the Pope and those that work with him have not tested positive.

Difficult words: back a call (to support a call to action), pandemic (a disease that makes people sick all over the world and spreads very easily), overcome rivalries (to stop arguments or fights).

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