WelCom March 2021
Washington Cardinal Wilton Gregory appeared on CNN, during an evening programme on 22 February, offering a prayer for the 500,000 Americans who have died from Covid-19. In the prayer, Gregory asked God to ‘grant eternal peace to all our sisters and brothers lost to this disease.
‘Let us now open our hearts to recall those who have died from the coronavirus,’ Cardinal Gregory prayed. ‘Strengthen those families and friends who remain behind, to comfort one another and to wipe the tears from our eyes. May each one find peace and let the memory of our loved ones itself be
The cardinal called it ‘a great honour and privilege’ to offer the prayer at the invitation of Jake Tapper, CNN anchor and chief Washington correspondent, on the programme: ‘We Remember 500,000: A National Memorial Service for Covid-19’.
The United States surpassed 500,000 deaths due to the coronavirus on 22 February 2021. More than 28.2 million Americans have been infected by the virus.