VATICAN city, 3 may – RIA Novosti, Sergei Elders. Pope Francis urged to join efforts of different countries to international cooperation to create the necessary vaccines and the means to overcome the pandemic COVID-19.

“I Want to support and encourage international cooperation in which initiated various initiatives to appropriately and effectively to respond to the acute crisis we are experiencing. Really important to combine scientific skills and abilities to find the vaccine and techniques and to provide universal access to basic technologies that will allow every infected person in any part of the world to obtain necessary medical treatment,” said the Pontiff during the traditional Sunday sermon at the Vatican, the live broadcast which was an information portal of the Holy see, Vatican News.

Pope Francis also supported the initiative of the Higher Committee on human brotherhood to be held on 14 may, the day of universal prayer and fasting with the participation of representatives of all religions in order to overcome the pandemic coronavirus.

“Remember: may 14, all the believers of different traditions together to pray, fast and ask God to help mankind to overcome the pandemic coronavirus,” said the Pope.

the High Committee on human brotherhood was created in August of 2019 for the implementation of the objectives contained in the “Document on the brotherhood for world peace and living together”. This document was signed by Pope Francis together with the Imam of one of the oldest and most prestigious Muslim theological universities in the world “al-Azhar” Sheikh Ahmad al-Tayyip February 4, 2019 in Abu Dhabi.

the world health organization on 11 March announced the outbreak of a new coronavirus infection COVID-19 pandemic. According to the latest who data, there have been recorded more than 3.2 million cases of infection, almost 230 thousand people died.

Current data on the situation of COVID-19 in Russia and the world presented on the portal stopmanager.of the Russian Federation.