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By Jules Gomes, Church Militant, August 4, 2020
Pontifical Academy defends ‘godless’ publication on pandemic
VATICAN CITY (ChurchMilitant.com) – The Vatican omitted “God” from a 4,000-word document on the Wuhan virus pandemic in order to reach “the widest possible audience,” Church officials claimed in a statement published Thursday.
“We want to enter human situations, reading them in the light of faith and in a way that speaks to the widest possible audience — to believers and non-believers, to all men and women ‘of goodwill,'” Pontifical Academy for Life spokesman Fabrizio Mastrofini argued.
The pontifical academy leapt to defend its document after Church Militant published a news story July 23 noting that the Vatican’s Wuhan virus brief titled “Humana Communitas in the Age of Pandemic: Untimely Meditations on Life’s Rebirth” did not mention “God, Jesus Christ, Church, gospel, Bible or sacraments even once.” ….