Pope apologises for not coming close to faithful during audience

I am distant but close with my heart says Francis

(ANSA) - ROME, OCT 21 - Pope Francis on Wednesday apologised to the faithful for not being able to come close during his weekly general audience because of COVID-19 prevention measures.
    "We have to change the way we do the audience because of the coronavirus," the Argentine pontiff said.
    "You are separated and with facemasks. I am a little distant and I can't come close.
    "I'm sorry but it's for your safety.
    "Instead of coming close to you, shaking hands, we greet from a distance.
    "But I am close to you with my heart.
    "I hope you understand why I do this". (ANSA).


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