Archive of March 8, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 8, 2020

Diocese of Rome cancels all public Masses, announces day of fasting and prayer

Mar 8, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- The Diocese of Rome has canceled all public Masses until April 3 in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The announcement by the vicar general of the diocese, published Sunday evening, follows a decree by the Italian government suspending all public religious ceremonies.

Make Syria ‘priority’ over ‘every other interest’ says Pope Francis

Mar 8, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- Pope Francis issued a plea to the international community to halt the violence and mounting death toll in the Syrian civil war, now in its ninth year.

Vatican Museums closed until April 3

Mar 8, 2020 - 09:30 am .- The Vatican Museums will be closed until April 3 as a precautionary measure to help prevent the spread of the coronavirus in Italy.

Pope Francis: Be strong in faith amid coronavirus trial

Mar 8, 2020 - 07:30 am .- In a video streamed live to St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis prayed for those suffering from the "coronavirus epidemic" and encouraged Catholics to live through this trial with the strength of faith.

Why a new consecration to St. Joseph is spreading like wildfire 

Mar 8, 2020 - 04:00 am .- One of the most prominent people in the life of Jesus Christ, St. Joseph, his foster father, is also one of the quietest. And as such, he can be one of the most overlooked people in the Bible and in the Holy Family.