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Vatican
March 21, 2020
Courtney Mares/CNA
Pope Francis provided an example of a spiritual communion prayer that can be said from home
March 21, 2020
Catholic News Agency
Cardinal Joseph Zen published a blog post on Saturday accusing the Vatican’s secretary of state of manipulating Pope Francis, and continuing his ongoing criticism of the Holy See’s approach to the Catholic Church in China
March 20, 2020
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
The Vatican department for liturgy published guidelines on Friday for bishops and priests on the celebration of Holy Week, the Triduum, and Easter liturgies during the coronavirus pandemic
March 20, 2020
Cindy Wooden
Conditions may exist to grant general absolution to the faithful without them personally confessing their sins first, the Vatican said
March 20, 2020
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
Catholics can gain the indulgence by participating spiritually in a devotion such as the Rosary or the Way of the Cross
March 20, 2020
Christopher R. Altieri
For Italians under lockdown, it is clear that it's going to be a long slog
March 20, 2020
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
Pope Francis has suspended non-urgent trials in the Vatican City State’s judicial system until after April 3
March 19, 2020
Christopher R. Altieri
Pope Francis will join the Italian bishops, along with Catholics throughout Italy, and the faithful throughout the world, in praying the Rosary on Thursday evening, to implore the intercession of Our Lady against the deadly coronavirus pandemic. Pope Francis and the Italian bishops have asked all the faithful throughout the country to pray the Luminous
March 19, 2020
Junno Arocho Esteves
Catholics still can turn a tragic situation into an experience of faith and hope, Cardinal Stella said
March 18, 2020
Christopher R. Altieri
As we enter Week Two of lockdown, our spirits remain high
March 17, 2020
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
“I would like us to pray today for the elderly who are suffering in this moment in a special way," the Pope said
March 17, 2020
Courtney Mares/CNA
More than half of them were from the Diocese of Bergamo, a town outside of Milan
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