A Vatican magazine has praised the “spiritual resistance and moral strength” of modern female “martyrs”.
Catholic-inspired organizations are urging the German government not to suspend humanitarian admission procedures for refugees during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Pope Francis’ Vicar General for the Diocese of Rome, Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, was admitted to Rome’s Gemelli Hospital on Monday after testing positive for COVID-19.
“We pray today for those who are homeless”, were the words with which Pope Francis introduced the Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Tuesday morning.
“There are tears, yes, but great hope too that something new will come from this”, a Spanish chaplain on call 24/7 for coronavirus patients has said.
As the conflict in Yemen entered its sixth year last week, human rights, peace and humanitarian groups from 10 European countries launched an online protest against those fuelling the war.
The Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development is pleased to announce the publication of ‘Aqua fons vitae. Orientations on Water’.
Healthcare rationing in the COVID-19 crisis “must be the last resort”, a Pontifical Academy has reminded governments.
In the face of the coronavirus outbreak, “now we realise that we don’t have enough masks but there are more than enough bullets”, a Vatican cardinal has deplored.
Pope Francis has cautioned governments that to put the economy before people amid the COVID-19 pandemic would be “viral genocide”.
The Pope’s intention for Mass on Monday morning at the Casa Santa Marta was “for the many people who are not succeeding in coping and remain in fear because of the pandemic. May the Lord help them”, he continued, “to have the strength to cope for the good of society and the entire community.”
March 26 the European Parliament adopted the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative, which will provide €37 billion of investment under cohesion policy to address the consequences of the COVID-19 crisis.
In words following the recitation of the Marian Prayer on Sunday, Pope Francis highlighted an appeal launched by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, this week calling for an “immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world” amidst the current coronavirus pandemic.
All of Europe is now in a state of emergency because of the coronavirus pandemic, and each state is taking urgent measures to address it.
Vatican cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle, the Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples and President of Church charity Caritas Internationalis, has said on the COVID-19 crisis that we should wash our hands, but not of our responsibility for vulnerable people.
The Pope began Mass as the Casa Santa Marta on Saturday morning praying for those suffering from hunger because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Vatican bodies have denounced the “selfishness and shortsightedness” of “uncoordinated” national responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.
In an emotional Urbi et orbi blessing Friday evening in an empty St. Peter’s Square in Rome, Pope Francis said coronavirus is not God’s judgment, but our “time to choose
Pope Francis on Thursday handed over 30 respirators purchased in recent days to the Office of Papal Charities to be donated to intensive care units of hospitals in Italy and Spain that are most affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
“Don Orione inspires us to live this time of health and social emergency with seriousness, in full respect of the norms and public guidelines, but also with the fantasy of charity”.
An Italian priest has gone back to his former profession of nursing to care for the coronavirus sick.
The poor are the people most affected by the coronavirus pandemic. The alarm was raised by Caritas Switzerland.
At his Friday morning Mass in the Chapel of the Casa Santa Marta, Pope Francis expressed his gratitude for those who think of others in this difficult time of the coronavirus pandemic.
Italian Catholic groups and NGOs have called on the country’s Prime Minister to explain why the arms industry has been allowed to continue on producing amid the coronavirus shutdown.
Two Spanish clerics – one a victim himself of coronavirus, the other a hospital chaplain tending to patients with the disease – have told of days of “intensive priesthood”.