The Vatican has said Pope Francis does not have the coronavirus, and that recent testing of 170 Holy See employees for COVID-19 resulted in only one new case.
Pope Francis prayed on Saturday for everyone who is going hungry, or who will go hungry, because of the coronavirus pandemic
The bishop withdrew permission for nurses to perform the anointing
The chair of the US bishops’ committee on liturgy wrote to US bishops on Friday clarifying issues related to the sacraments of penance and anointing of the sick which have arisen during the Church’s response to the coronavirus pandemic
The Diocese of Springfield permitted a nurse, rather than a priest, to conduct the physical anointing
The dioceses said Catholics who may find it difficult to obtain other foods are permitted to eat meat on the last two Fridays of Lent
“When evening had come” (Mk 4:35). The Gospel passage we have just heard begins like this.
Pope Francis invites the world’s faithful to pray with him for an end to the coronavirus pandemic, and receive the benediction urbi et orbi.
All ceremonies will take place inside St Peter’s Basilica and without the presence of the public
Over the centuries, people have often prayed to St Corona while seeking her help in times of trouble
Pope Francis has entrusted the Office of Papal Charities with 30 ventilators to be distributed to 30 hospitals in need, the Vatican has announced
Several diocesanpolicies have raised questions about canonical legitimacy