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Vatican
March 12, 2020
Christopher R. Altieri
Mass at the old basilica in the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Divine Love began about as close to punctually as usual for Rome, just after twilight had given way to night. The sun had set a little over three quarters of an hour earlier, with its last light bathing the horizon in the colour
March 12, 2020
Christopher R. Altieri
Pope Francis has announced the theme of the next Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, scheduled for October 2022: “For a synodal Church: communion, participation, and mission.” (Insert obligatory “synod on synodality” joke here.) There; now that’s out of the way. It’s not a terrible idea, to be perfectly frank. Indeed, it’s long
March 12, 2020
Catholic News Service
The Pope's prayer asking Mary to protect Italy and the world
March 12, 2020
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
Pope Francis sent a message asking for the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, invoking her under her title of Salus Populi Romani
The closure means tourists and pilgrims cannot enter St Peter's Basilica
March 10, 2020
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
Pope Francis prayed that priests 'have the courage to go out and go to the sick, bringing the strength of the Word of God and the Eucharist'
March 09, 2020
Hannah Brockhaus/CNA
Pope Francis offered his morning Mass 'for those who are sick from the coronavirus epidemic'
March 07, 2020
Courtney Mares/CNA
The next ordinary Synod of Bishops will be a synod on synodality, the Vatican has announced
March 06, 2020
Christopher R. Altieri
The Catholic Herald has learned new details regarding the Vatican’s response to the Coronavirus emergency, in the wake of a confirmed case inside the walls of Vatican City
March 06, 2020
Courtney Mares/CNA
Vatican City has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, a Vatican spokesman said
March 06, 2020
Courtney Mares/CNA
The indiscriminate use of electronic devices can keep us constantly glued to the screen,” Pope Francis said in his message to young people
March 05, 2020
Junno Arocho Esteves
The month of March is usually when tourists flock to the Eternal City after the cold winter months and pilgrims come to pray at many holy sites during the Lenten season
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