It is not surprising that social services and assistance projects of all sorts pop up at the beginning of summer in Italy in an effort to accompany the many elderly people left alone in the cities during the hot months of July and August when families go on holiday and support systems close.
Pope Francis has donated 35 ventilators in recent weeks to various countries, especially those with poor health care systems, as a gesture of his closeness and support in their fight against the COVID-19 virus.
To announce the Gospel today, the language best understood by humanity is that of charity, not of the great theological explanations, Cardinal Tagle has said.
On Tuesday, the US and British Ambassadors to the Vatican hosted an online event, ‘Women Religious on the Frontlines’, to highlight the selfless humanitarian efforts of sisters in every part of the world.
An Irish priest has urged the Church to learn lessons from the “dress rehearsal” of COVID-19-related suspensions of public liturgies, warning that “in a decade or so Sunday Mass will not be celebrated in every parish”.
Caritas Europa elected Msgr Michael Landau as its new president during its Regional Conference, the annual general assembly.
The “selfish” attitude of rich countries during the COVID-19 pandemic is having a “frightening” effect on the poor worldwide, a German archbishop has denounced.
Introducing the Mass at the Casa Santa Marta on Friday of the Fourth Week of Easter, Pope Francis turned his thoughts to the members of the Red Cross and Red Crescent organisations.
Italian Caritas, since the early days of the COVID-19 emergency, has intensified its contact with and coordination of the 218 diocesan Caritas in Italy.
Pope Francis has rushed “immediately” to the aid of a group of Latin American transsexual prostitutes in Italy suffering due to the coronavirus.