The world gets united with agony and hope

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The world gets united with agony and hope

By Fr. Dr. Rif'at Bader

O friends, c'est la vie

Who would have once thought that Venice, the capital of the Italian north and the maritime touristic city par excellence on which poets composed poems and which became a destination to honeymooners and to the most famous film and theatrical festivals… who would have thought that an invisible virus would curtail the flow of tourists and impose a curfew in its streets? At a time when its restaurants could not "catch up" with the needs of the hungry, with the tunes of the singers, and with the accordion players, its doors are closed until further notice.

May peace be upon this city, may peace be upon beloved Italy, and may peace be upon everyone who suffers from this international disease. May peace be upon scientists who work hard in the laboratories days and nights in order to solve the mystery and produce the panacea for this illness. May peace be upon the solidarity of the peoples of the world for their unity while in pain on the one hand, as well as for the hope and the signs of relief on the other.

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