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Fr. Patxi Álvarez de los Mozos, has shared a deep reflection about the COVID crisis and the situation of the Social Apostolate in Spain, during the annual meeting of Jesuit social entities.

“I was thinking these days that we are fortunate to be able to contribute to the mission of the Society from what we call the social apostolate, our beloved social sector. Serving the most vulnerable people is a responsibility, but also a privilege. We have been entrusted with attending to the needs of the most vulnerable people. It is a gift, but also a task. From this condition of “gifted” and “busy”, I share some reflections.

These days we feel the pain of many people and groups. Especially those who have fallen ill and are in hospital; or of the elderly who are going through this time of confinement alone; or of those who have no family to lean on and are afraid; or of those who have to say goodbye to a deceased relative without being able to see him or celebrate the mourning with other loved ones.

These days we also continue to accompany other forms of suffering, more familiar, but with new nuances: that of the minors with whom you live; that of the migrants exposed to living on the street, or with great precariousness, or simply without income; that of the prisoners in the prisons, who live locked up and in fear and with hardly any outside contact; and that of the poor communities in other countries who feel that a wave is approaching them that will soon shake them.

But it is not only today’s pain that concerns us, but also tomorrow’s, which will soon come. We will be facing a severe economic crisis that will impoverish many and, if it is not resolved in a radically different way to that of the last decade, will leave us with serious consequences of inequality. In fact, we do not know what world will be left after this crisis, but it will be different from the one we knew. It will never be the same again, which is worrying”.

You can read the document in English here

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