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Mar 31, 2020 - 04:15 am .- More than 11,500 people have died of COVID-19 in Italy after a total of 101,739 people have been documented by the Italian Ministry of Health as infected with the coronavirus.
Mar 31, 2020 - 04:14 am .- Pope Francis prayed Tuesday for all those who do not have homes to go to during the coronavirus pandemic, that people may be aware of this reality and that the Church will welcome them.
Mar 30, 2020 - 12:45 pm .- Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, vicar general of the Diocese of Rome, has tested positive for coronavirus.
Mar 30, 2020 - 11:16 am .- In a private letter to an Argentine judge, Pope Francis is reported to have warned that government decisions to prioritize the economy over people could result in a “viral genocide.”
Mar 30, 2020 - 09:06 am .- Six sisters in one northern Italian convent have died of coronavirus, and nine sisters are being treated in the hospital after testing positive for COVID-19, according to Italian media. Coronavirus is spreading among several religious houses in Italy.
Mar 30, 2020 - 04:30 am .- Pope Francis said Monday that the Church can trust in the mercy and justice of God.
Mar 29, 2020 - 07:30 am .- “Many cry today. And we, from this altar, from this sacrifice of Jesus -- of Jesus who was not ashamed to cry -- ask for the grace to cry. May today be for everyone like a Sunday of tears,” Pope Francis said.
Mar 29, 2020 - 06:00 am .- The pope urged nations in conflict to respond to an appeal made by the United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on March 23 for an “immediate global ceasefire in all corners of the world” to “focus together on the true fight of our lives,” the “battle” against the coronavirus.
Mar 28, 2020 - 11:05 am .- The Vatican said Saturday 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.
Mar 28, 2020 - 04:29 am .- Pope Francis prayed Saturday for everyone who is going hungry, or who will go hungry, because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Mar 27, 2020 - 12:19 pm .- On Friday, before an empty and rain-covered St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis held Eucharistic adoration and gave an extraordinary Urbi et Orbi blessing, praying for the world during the coronavirus pandemic which has killed more than 25,000 people.
Mar 27, 2020 - 06:40 am .- Pope Francis will follow a slightly modified schedule this year for the liturgies of Holy Week and Easter, which will all take place inside St. Peter’s Basilica and without the presence of the public, the Vatican announced Friday.
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Mar 26, 2020 - 04:03 pm .- Pope Francis has entrusted the Office of Papal Charities with 30 ventilators to be distributed to 30 hospitals in need during the coronavirus pandemic, the Vatican announced Thursday.
Mar 26, 2020 - 02:01 pm .- The coronavirus pandemic has caused disruption around the world. To politics, economics, and to the life of the Church: most especially to the steady regularity of her sacramental life, which many Catholics see as the anchor of consistency amid a world of chaos.
Mar 26, 2020 - 09:31 am .- A Vatican official who is a resident of the guesthouse where Pope Francis lives has tested positive for coronavirus, according to reports.
Mar 26, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Acknowledging that discerning God’s plan is a daunting task, the pope said that trust in the Lord can overcome our fears.
Mar 26, 2020 - 04:04 am .- Pope Francis Thursday prayed for everyone who is fearful of the future because of the coronavirus outbreak, asking the Lord for help in bearing these worries.
Mar 25, 2020 - 05:25 pm .- Twenty-four countries on Wednesday were consecrated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the Immaculate Heart of Mary at the Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima in Fatima, Portugal.
Mar 25, 2020 - 03:10 pm .- The miraculous crucifix at which Pope Francis prayed Sunday for an end to the coronavirus has been taken down from its altar and transported to St. Peter's Square, so it can be present on Friday during the pontiff's benediction "Urbi et Orbi."