Staff writer 01 January 2021
There may be more pandemics in the future unless mankind learns how to be a good steward of the Earth, the Archbishop of York has warned.
In an online New Year’s service, Archbishop Stephen Cottrell said he was “hoping and praying that 2021 will be an improvement on 2020” but that he feared there could be something worse in store than Covid-19.
He said he was looking back at the past year with thanksgiving but “also great anguish and sorrow for the horrors that engulfed our world and continue to challenge us”.
In his sermon, the Archbishop also linked the outbreak of Covid-19 to man’s “mistreatment of the planet”.