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Coronavirus
March 04, 2021
Catholic News Agency
Denver Newsroom, Mar 4, 2021 / 04:24 pm MT (CNA).- Bishops across the United States have weighed in with varied guidance for their flocks amid renewed debate over the morality of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine, which received emergency FDA authorization last weekend. 
March 04, 2021
Ferdie Rous
Leprosy is on the verge of extinction, but because of the pandemic sufferers of the disease face more discrimination than ever, says Ferdie Rous
February 23, 2021
Ferdie Rous
Argentinian Bishop Oscar Vicente Ojea spoke out against the “politicisation" of the Covid-19 vaccine after Argentina’s health minister resigned amid accusations that he gave vaccines out as political favours.
February 22, 2021
Ferdie Rous
British charity The Jubilee Debt Campaign (JDC) found that 30% of the poorest countries privately owed debts, not including bonds, are owned by firms based in the UK.
February 09, 2021
Ferdie Rous
South Africa has had to halt its vaccine roll out after just a week after report found that the vaccine may not be a match for a new variant identified in the country.
February 09, 2021
Ferdie Rous
A Filipino priest has made it his mission to cater for the spiritual and medical wellbeing of his flock.
February 09, 2021
Ferdie Rous
The President of Colombia has announced that he will give protected status to nearly one million Venezuelan migrants living in Colombia.
February 08, 2021
Ferdie Rous
The deaths of ten Yanomami children in the Brazilian state of Amazonas has fuelled fears about the impact of coronavirus on indigenous communities.
February 05, 2021
Catholic News Agency
CNA Staff, Feb 5, 2021 / 03:00 am MT (CNA).- The Archdiocese of Tegucigalpa said on Thursday that Cardinal Óscar Rodríguez Maradiaga has tested positive for COVID-19 and is “stable and recovering” at a local private clinic. 
January 28, 2021
Nicholas Frankovich
We who have acquired and still retain the ability to navigate this physical world have a duty to protect the infirm elderly, as well as the unformed young, from bodily harm and dangers that could lead to their premature death. The ancient woman stroking her doll remains as human as she was as a charming toddler, as worthy of our care now that she is dying as she was when she had her life ahead of her. But we tend to forget that, especially when we see them in the groaning waystation to the grave.
December 15, 2020
CNA Staff
The Supreme Court accepted a church’s appeal against coronavirus restrictions in the state of Colorado on Tuesday, even after the governor reclassified churches to stop the rules applying. High Plains Harvest Church in Eaton, Colorado, had appealed to the Supreme Court for relief from the state’s capacity limits on indoor religious services during the pandemic. Colorado
December 15, 2020
David Kilby
The testing will take place at the Diocese of Metuchen’s Unity Square from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.