Pope Francis said that gossip is a “plague worse than COVID-19.”
He said that the devil is a gossiper who aims to divide the Catholic Church.
“Gossip closes the heart of the community, closes the unity of the Church. The greatest talker is the devil, who always goes about saying the bad things of others, because he is a liar who tries to disunite the Church, to alienate his brothers and not to make a community.
Please, brothers and sisters, we make an effort not to gossip. Gossip is a plague worse than Covid,” he said.