Archive of March 15, 2020 :: Catholic News Agency (CNA)
Archive of March 15, 2020

Washington Catholic priest is first in US known to be diagnosed with coronavirus

Mar 15, 2020 - 01:45 pm .- A priest in the Diocese of Yakima, Washington, is the first U.S. priest known to be diagnosed with COVID-19, the coronavirus that has become a global pandemic.

Pope Francis makes walking prayer pilgrimage for coronavirus pandemic

Mar 15, 2020 - 12:43 pm .- Pope Francis on Sunday took a brief walking pilgrimage in the city of Rome, and prayed for an end to the coronavirus pandemic during a surprise visit to both the Basilica of St. Mary Major and a cross that traversed Rome during a 16th century plague.

Scholar hopes Vatican archives will give 'fuller, transparent' picture of Pius XII

Mar 15, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- A researcher from the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum told CNA that she hopes the recent opening of the Pius XII archives in the Vatican will give historians a fuller, more transparent image of the wartime pope.

Police disperse Catholics at Sunday Mass in Italy

Mar 15, 2020 - 10:35 am .- Italian police on Sunday dispersed Catholics attending a Mass being celebrated in a parish outside of Rome. The Italian government has prohibited public gatherings in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Seven Italian priests have reportedly died of coronavirus

Mar 15, 2020 - 09:58 am .- A Catholic priest has died in Italy from coronavirus, and local Italian media reported Sunday the death of several others. No priests have previously been reported dead from the global pandemic, which has struck Italy more gravely than nearly any other country in the world.

Amid coronavirus isolation, Catholics are united in Christ, Pope Francis says

Mar 15, 2020 - 06:18 am .- As many Catholics are unable to attend Mass or gather because of the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis recalled the Church’s spiritual communion as the Body of Christ, united in prayer.