Pope Francis has asked Catholics to pray for pharmacists, after leaving them out of a previous call
Late last week at Mass at the Casa Santa Marta in Vatican City, the Pope said that he had been rebuked for forgetting one key group of health care workers: pharmacists.
“I thanked doctors, nurses, volunteers,” said Pope Francis, referring to an earlier communication with the faithful about those fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, reports Vatican News.
“‘But you have forgotten the pharmacists’,” he said he had been told.
“They too have been working hard to help the sick get better,” he said.
“Let us pray for them as well.”
The Pope later took to Twitter to highlight the work of pharmacists and ask Catholics to remember them in their prayers.
— Pope Francis (@Pontifex) April 16, 2020
“Let us #PrayTogether for pharmacists,” wrote the pontiff.
“They are working hard, together with doctors and nurses, to help the sick get better.”
A number of pharmacists thanked the Pope for his message.