While the whole world is battling the unseen enemy coronavirus, Pope Francis immediately made his voice heard and made sure that he prayed for everyone—this was recorded in the book Life After the Pandemic.
“In the early months of 2020, Pope Francis frequently reflected on the coronavirus pandemic as it took hold on the human family,” says Cardinal Michael Czerny in the preface of Life After the Pandemic—a book that has significant spoken and written texts of Pope Francis from March to April. (Read: Archbishop Villegas Declares 21 Days of Prayer For National Healing)
The book aims to give direction and hope to those suffering or who have suffered the brunt of the pandemic, writes Cardinal Czerny.
Books for the Silent and Unseen
Life After the Pandemic directly comforts those who are silent and unseen. In his Easter Sunday message, Pope Francis was thinking of people engaged in “popular movements,” at the grassroots levels on the “peripheries of humanity.” (Read: Here’s Why Lolo Kiko Wants You to Help the Poor Amid the Pandemic)
Lolo Kiko says they are “social poets because, from the forgotten peripheries where you live, you create admirable solutions for the most pressing problems afflicting the marginalized.”
Just recently, the Vatican has also published Strong in the Face of Tribulation—a book compilation of Pope Francis’ lockdown homilies delivered from March 9 to May 18.
Both books—Life After the Pandemic and Strong in the Face of Tribulation—can be purchased through Amazon.com.