The Bishop of the Algarve in southern Portugal, Manuel Quintas, has decried the “long-standing deep imbalance” in the world economy that has “only been made worse” by COVID-19.
Pope Francis has personally baptised the two-year-old conjoined twin girls from the Central African Republic who were separated in June in a delicate and pioneering operation at the Vatican-run Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital.
People who have religious beliefs wonder whether or not God is responsible for what we are suffering because of this pandemic we are enduring. Does God have the final say in this matter or not?
“Democracy can be one of the victims of the pandemic if we do not take care with our political condition”, the Jesuit Superior General has warned.
The selflessness of immigrants during the COVID-19 pandemic has forced sections of the UK media and general public to rethink their xenophobia.
As COVID-19 surges in the United States and worldwide, even the richest and best insured Americans understand, possibly for the first time, what it’s like not to have the medicines they need to survive if they get sick.
The Pontifical Academy for Life released a document on Wednesday, entitled “Humana communitas in the age of pandemic: Untimely meditations on life’s rebirth”.
We are all invited to join an online prayer today, July 23 – promoted by religious around the world – for all those who are suffering from COVID-19 and from the injustice that may be preventing their adequate care.
“Humana communitas in the age of pandemic: Untimely meditations on life’s rebirth” is the title of the document released on Wednesday by the Vatican Pontifical Academy for Life.
“The coronavirus is very democratic in its transmission, but very elitist in its treatment”, a Vatican official has deplored.
A Vatican diplomat has denounced that the world is “not on track” to reach the sustainable development goal of ‘zero hunger’.
In this situation of pandemic “that makes us aware that we are all potentially sick, for us, animated by the charisma of Camillus de Lellis, the announcement of Christian hope becomes even more urgent and perhaps even more audible by our brothers and sisters in humanity”.
Cardinal Tagle has lamented how quicky humanity is forgetting the lessons of the COVID-19 pandemic, denouncing that the world has already fallen back into old patterns of conflict, criticisms and political power plays.
At a press conference today on “Preparing the future, building peace in the time of COVID-19”, Vatican officials proposed as a way of guaranteeing the coronavirus economic and social recovery that the world leave aside an arms race and reduce military spending to instead “‘race’ towards food, health and work security”.
This year, due to the pandemic of the coronavirus, the Ecumenical Patriarchate was unable to send a delegation to the Church of Rome on the occasion of her Thronal Feast, the feast of the Holy Apostles Peter and Paul, on 29 June 2020.
The health and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic are not equally felt. From the United States to Brazil and the United Kingdom, low-wage workers are suffering more than others and communities of color are most vulnerable to the virus.
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.
They were beaten and abused. But now, the Pope assures them, “I pray for you”. The pontiff has sent his blessing to the 11 elderly people of the ‘Bell’Aurora’ nursing home in Palermo, Italy, closed by order of the Public Prosecutor’s Office after the discovery of multiple abuses there in April.
A Vatican archbishop has called for an overhaul of healthcare systems post-COVID-19, saying medical treatment “should not be reserved only for a lucky few”.
It has been said, for decades, that religion is in crisis. And now, with the coronavirus pandemic, the religious crisis has become even more blatant and obvious.
Pope Francis has expressed his “esteem and sincere thanks” to healthcare workers for their “professionalism and self-sacrifice” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, Pope Francis also has added his voice to the many asking to #saveourelderly.
Cardinal Peter Turkson, Prefect of the Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, visited a settlement just outside of the gates of Rome on Saturday evening.
Archbishop Rino Fisichella reflected on the Pope’s message for the 4th World Day of the Poor at a live-streamed press conference from the Holy See Press Office on Saturday.
The Archbishop of Armagh and Primate of All Ireland, Eamon Martin, called in his sermon for Trinity Sunday for help from young people to manage the transition back to full parish life after COVID-19.