The Daily Populous

Saturday March 28th, 2020 day edition

image for Wuhan, endless queues for ashes of coronavirus dead cast doubts on numbers

During the epidemic, the dead were cremated immediately, without ceremonies and without specifying the cause of death.

Now family members are waiting to bury the urns containing the ashes of their loved ones.

In the days of the peak of the epidemic, the crematory ovens worked for 19 hours a day.

Photos and videos of queues at Funeral Parlors and cemeteries are blocked on social media.

Family members had to wait for the authorities' notice to retrieve the ashes of their loved ones.

The long queues in front of the Funeral Parlors provoke the question of how many coronavirus deaths there really were.

Videos also appeared online showing long queues of people outside the Biandanshan cemetery, waiting to bury the ashes of their deceased. »

Pope’s special Urbi et Orbi blessing: ‘God turns everything to our good’

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Pope Francis held the special Urbi et Orbi on Friday from the steps of St. Peter’s Basilica.

But first, Pope Francis offered a meditation on the crisis facing the world, reflecting on a passage from the Gospel of Mark (4:35-41).

He said we have all gone ahead “at breakneck speed”, ignoring the wars, injustice, and cries of the poor and our ailing planet. »