AMERICA/PANAMA - Mgr. Ulloa on the pandemic: "sensitivity, unity, solidarity and generosity must prevail"

Tuesday, 4 August 2020 coronavirus   healthcare   area crisis   poverty  


Panama City (Agenzia Fides) - "We are living in a moment in which the great sense of sensitivity, unity, solidarity and generosity that will allow us to overcome the challenges as a country must prevail", are the words of metropolitan archbishop of Panama, Mgr. José Domingo Ulloa.
During his homily on Sunday 2 August, the archbishop spoke about the crisis generated by the pandemic.
He made a call to unity "to overcome all inequality and poverty".
"One way to get out of the coronavirus crisis is to create a space for national consultation, commented Mgr. Ulloa, which is based on principles of dialogue, justice and social peace, without politicism, private interests, calculations or meanness".
This space of consultation should have the "greatest potential for progress for all", he added.
"It is time for us to understand that we can only achieve well-being if we all have access to fair living conditions", he concluded.
According to the Ministry of Health in Panama there are 68,456 covid cases and 1,500 deaths. (CE) (Agenzia Fides, 4/8/2020)