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March 30, 2020
Christopher R. Altieri
A statement from the Rome Vicariate says His Eminence is admitted to Rome’s Gemelli hospital with fever, his general condition good, and that he has begun an antiviral therapy, while his closest collaborators are self-isolating. New details have emerged, meanwhile, regarding the testing and other safety protocols implemented in the Vatican after a coronavirus scare last week.
March 30, 2020
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Government decisions to prioritize the economy over people could result in a 'viral genocide', Pope Francis reportedly said
March 30, 2020
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The Church can trust in the mercy and justice of God, Pope Francis said
March 30, 2020
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Pope Francis said it is a grace to weep with those who weep
March 30, 2020
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Pope Francis appealed for a global ceasefire on Sunday as countries work to defend their populations from the coronavirus pandemic
March 28, 2020
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
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.
March 28, 2020
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Pope Francis prayed on Saturday for everyone who is going hungry, or who will go hungry, because of the coronavirus pandemic
March 27, 2020
Christopher R. Altieri
A deserted St Peter's Square was the setting for a remarkable prayer service
March 27, 2020
The Catholic Herald
“When evening had come” (Mk 4:35). The Gospel passage we have just heard begins like this.
March 27, 2020
Christopher R. Altieri
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.
March 27, 2020
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All ceremonies will take place inside St Peter’s Basilica and without the presence of the public
March 26, 2020
Catholic News Agency
Pope Francis has entrusted the Office of Papal Charities with 30 ventilators to be distributed to 30 hospitals in need, the Vatican has announced