As of Thursday morning, 3,725,713 infectious cases and 102,085 deaths were reported in the UK.
A tragic record for the United Kingdom, which more than 100,000 deaths due to the Kovid-19 epidemic two days earlier. According to statistics, it is the first country in Europe to have the highest number of deaths and the fifth in the world.
The English Episcopal Conference, through a note from its President Cardinal Vincent Nichols, was mourned by the Archbishop of Westminster: “It is a day of great sorrow throughout the country – the Cardinal said. So many people, families, communities, mourn their loved ones, who died in the months of these terrible epidemics. We are all in mourning, we should all pray. “
“Our prayer – said Cardinal Nichols – lies in the belief that, with death, life does not end, but transforms, because the promise of eternal life opens the doors of hope, even the darkest Even in moments. “
“I pray for everyone and everyone – the Archbishop ended – for those who died, for those who mourn their loss and those who are in service to the sick. Please pray me Add to “.
Similar condolences were expressed by Health Minister Matt Hancock, who said he was “close to all those who lost a loved one”. “I know how difficult it was last year – he said – but I also know how strong the determination of the British is.”
In the same vein, Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who, at a news conference in Downing Street, recalled the anguish of those who could not say goodbye to their loved ones because of restrictive measures to prevent contagion.
From the Prime Minister, finally, a promise: When the United Kingdom emerges from a health crisis, “We will come together as a nation to remember all those we have lost and to honor the selfless heroism of those people Who, on the front line, laid down their lives to save others ”.
Vatican News Service – I.P.