11 priests and 3 religious of the Xaverian Missionaries have died in less than a month amid coronavirus in Italy.
The current coronavirus pandemic represents a unique opportunity for us to rethink our way of inhabiting the Common Home; the way we produce, consume and relate to nature.
“In these days there’s so much suffering. There’s a lot of fear.” Pope Francis’ thus began the Sacred Liturgy which he offered in the chapel of the Casa Santa Marta on Thursday morning.
A Spanish bishop has hit out at the “bombardment” of the faithful with coronavirus TV broadcast and livestreamed Masses, asking: “Aren’t we treating believers as if they don’t know how to pray, and should depend on the clergy to do so?”
The coronavirus crisis has brought the world to a tragic, grinding halt. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t tiny specks of hope on the horizon, such as in Austria, where a cardinal has insisted that the question of women in Church leadership positions remains open.
The people of Ireland were Wednesday consecrated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary on this the Feast of the Annunciation of Our Lord for protection against the coronavirus.
The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments issued a new Decree on Wednesday 25 March, entitled “In time of COVID-19” (II).
During his catechesis at the weekly General Audience, streamed due to coronavirus, Pope Francis stressed the connection between the Annunciation and the “Gospel of Life”.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, Caritas Europa and the Jesuit Refugee Service Europe have called for the evacuation of refugee camps on the Greek islands.
Pope Francis celebrated the liturgy for the Solemnity of the Annunciation of the Lord on Wednesday morning at the Casa Santa Marta chapel with special prayers for heroes on the coronavirus frontlines.
“Human, Christian and pastoral closeness” to all those affected by the earthquake and the coronavirus epidemic is what Cardinal Archbishop of Zagreb Josip Bozanic expressed March 23 in a video message transmitted by Croatian radio and television.
The Vatican has defended its decision to keep its offices open amid the COVID-19 outbreak after 3 workers tested positive for the disease.
The Papal Almoner has paid a visit to two congregations of nuns in Rome who are in quarantine because some of their members have tested positive to coronavirus.
Despite coronavirus now having claimed nearly 64,000 infections and over 6,000 deaths in Italy – and over 383,000 infections and nearly 17,000 deaths worldwide – Catholic irresponsibility is continuing to put even more lives at risk in Italy, and beyond.
Pope Francis began his Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Tuesday morning thanking God “for the example of heroism” doctors, nurses and priests give us in caring for the sick.
In the midst and the wake of the COVID-19 crisis, “serious questions must be asked about the relationship between humans and nature”, a French bishop has warned.
On the coronavirus front in Spain – where just over 33,000 people have been infected with COVID-19 and over 2,000 have died – a mayor has told the Church to pay tax to help solve the health, social and economic crisis as two bishops have taken ill from the disease.
Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, Eamon Martin, called in a homily Sunday for “generosity and flexibility” from lenders and landlords amid a spike in coronavirus cases across the island to over 1,000.
Migrants in Milan are mourning the loss of their priest “father and friend”, Father Giancarlo Quadri, to COVID-19.
Pope Francis has issued a warning to businesses over the coronavirus crisis, cautioning them “it’s not the time to fire people, it’s the time to welcome them”.
“Let us pray today for those persons who are beginning to experience economic problems because of the pandemic, because they cannot work.”
There’s an strong army on the frontlines of the battle against the coronavirus pandemic: it is the discreet, almost invisible, army of nuns.
Two Conventual Franciscan friars of the Basilica of St. Anthony of Padua in Italy tested positive for coronavirus on Tuesday.
Pope Francis on Sunday called for all Christians to respond to the coronavirus pandemic “with the universality of prayer, of compassion, of tenderness”.
In coronavirus times, Catholics around the world have accepted that, for the foreseeable future, “going to Mass'” means watching a solitary priest say the rite online.