“May the Lord be close to you as you are close to the sick”, Pope prays in video for health professionals in his native Argentina
The Old Continent again records the global Church’s largest fall in number of priests, major seminarians and women religious
Pope Francis on Saturday decried the injustice of what he called “pharmaceutical poverty”, denouncing that those who live in need are poor even in medicines, treatment and health.
Coronavirus is a serious and long-lasting problem. And the only protection now is to cultivate the rules of hygiene.
During the World Health Organization’s media briefing on Covid-19 on Tuesday, WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus spoke about the logistical challenges involved in combatting the pandemic.
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.
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.
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”.
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”.
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.
Pope Francis has expressed his “esteem and sincere thanks” to healthcare workers for their “professionalism and self-sacrifice” during the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
As Holy See authorities ease restrictions put in place to curb the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Vatican Museums and the Gardens of the Pontifical Villas of Castel Gandolfo are reopening their doors to welcome back the public after more than two long months of closure.
“There is nothing more pagan and anti-Christian than to consider COVID-19 a punishment from God”, a Spanish bishop has warned.
Athletes from all over Italy will be participating in “We Run Together”, a charity fundraising auction on 8 June to provide support for medical personnel in hospitals in the northern cities of Brescia and Bergamo.
The Irish Bishops have called for an inquiry into the “distressing” rate of COVID-19 deaths in nursing homes, saying that “lessons must be learned” from failures in the pandemic on how to build a “culture of life and care” for all.
Churches in Norway have denounced that the “uncontrolled” spread of COVID-19 in the Amazon is causing the “collapse” of health systems.
Doctrine, compassion, vengeance and money are combining to create the perfect storm for a row over euthanasia in Belgian hospitals.
The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union has denounced that hospitals “were forced to give priority to younger patients over older ones” during the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pope Francis prayed especially for nurses during his daily Mass at Casa Santa Marta on Tuesday, International Nurses Day.
Catholic figures have signed an appeal insisting that future COVID-19 vaccines must be accessible to all.
The Belgian Brothers of Charity are staying defiant after the Vatican stripped 15 psychiatric hospitals of theirs of the ‘Catholic’ label over those clinics’ practice of euthanasia.