Pope Francis: Coronavirus Lockdowns Mean Less Pollution, Traffic, Noise

NEW YORK CITY- MAY 12: Usually one of the most congested streets in Manhattan, 42nd Street stands nearly empty on May 12, 2020 in New York City. Across America, people are reeling from the loss of jobs and incomes as unemployment soars to historical levels following the COVID-19 outbreak. While …

The pandemic has made us reflect on “the relationship between man and the environment,” the pontiff told pilgrims and tourists gathered in Saint Peter’s Square for his weekly Angelus message. “The lockdown has reduced pollution and revealed once more the beauty of so many places free from traffic and noise.” MORE