· Vatican City ·

With the Covid-19 pandemic, a constant relationship with death has returned to us.  The great repression. Contemporaneously, the virus has changed, and has denied us two moments that are considered exclusively human and of civility namely accompaniment and funeral rites.

In fact, there is an emergency regarding our relationships that has to be managed alongside the health, economic and social aspects of the pandemic. We have returned to living indoors, which has become the principal place of care, as well as functioning as an office, a school, and a church for those who believe. However, at the same time, we are isolated within the walls of our homes, just as we are alone in hospitals, where the virus has not spared those indispensable doctors and nurses whose singular role is to rehumanise an inhuman situation.