Pope says gossip and chatter are 'a plague more awful than Covid-19'

Gossip and chatter are a "plague more awful than Covid-19," the pope said during his Sunday Angelus prayers, delivered from the window of the Vatican on St Peter's Square."When we see a brother or sister make a mistake or with a defect, the first thing we do is go tell others about it. We gossip," the pope said.He said that gossip hurts the community of the church, comparing it to the devil, the liar "who wants to divide the church."The pope called on the faithful to make an effort and to avoid gossip.He called instead for people to follow church guidelines on fraternal correction and discreet...


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