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The Slovakian flag flies at the Presidential Palace in the capital, Bratislava.

Tensions rise over COVID vaccines as bishops organize Pope Francis’ visit to Slovakia

Only fully vaccinated people will be permitted to attend papal events. Read more

Pope Francis preaches during a penance service at St. Peter's Basilica, March 28, 2014.

In Philippines, 40 days of fasting and penitence aim to heal pandemic's spiritual damage

40 days of prayer and fasting in the Philippines aim to address the sufferings of the coronavirus pandemic and repent... Read more

Blase Cardinal Cupich of Chicago during a press briefing in Rome, Feb. 22, 2019.

Chicago archdiocese mandates COVID vaccination for clerics, employees

The Archdiocese of Chicago will require all archdiocesan employees and clergy to receive the vaccine for COVID-19 within the next... Read more

Bishop Gerald Barbarito of Palm Beach. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Palm Beach.

Palm Beach Catholic school students required to wear masks

Catholic school students in the Diocese of Palm Beach will be required to wear masks indoors for at least the... Read more

Hospicio de San Jose in Manila. Credit: Tomenbang/Ursua/Villapando via Wikimedia (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Catholic nun appeals for help as COVID-19 cases overwhelm Manila orphanage

A Catholic nun has appealed for help as COVID-19 cases overwhelm the Hospicio de San Jose, an orphanage run by... Read more

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Mexico City archdiocese encourages COVID vaccination

The Archdiocese of Mexico called Sunday on the faithful voluntarily to get vaccinated against COVID-19, but is currently not considering... Read more

Cardinal Raymond L. Burke during the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, June 29, 2019.

Cardinal Burke off COVID-19 ventilator and back in hospital room, family says

Cardinal Burke's condition is improving, according to the latest update on his battle with COVID-19. Read more

Milan Cathedral.

Vaccine pass required for tourist visits to some Italian cathedrals

Proof of coronavirus vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test is now required for tourists who wish to visit the Duomo... Read more

Bishop James Wall of Gallup greets parishioners following Mass at Sacred Heart Cathedral. Photo courtesy of the Diocese of Gallup.

Bishop Wall encourages COVID-19 vaccination, while opposing state mandates

Bishop James Wall of Gallup, New Mexico released a letter Wednesday reiterating that COVID-19 vaccines can be taken by Catholics... Read more

Raymond Leo Cardinal Burke during the Solemnity of Saints Peter and Paul in St. Peter's Basilica in Vatican City, June 29, 2019. Daniel Ibáñez/CNA

Updated: Cardinal Burke 'in serious, but stable condition'

Cardinal Raymond Burke, who was recently hospitalized with Covid-19, is in "serious, but stable condition," according to an Aug. 17... Read more

NCBC: Church teaching calls for respect of both common good and conscience with vaccine mandates

The National Catholic Bioethics Center on Tuesday recalled that its guidance on vaccination against the coronavirus is drawn from the... Read more

Fr. Daniel Garcia, who was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Austin Jan. 21, 2015.

Monterey bishop prohibits religious exemption from Covid vaccine mandates

Bishop Daniel Garcia of Monterey on Friday directed clergy not to provide letters of religious exemption for Catholics wishing not... Read more

Archbishop Jose Gomez of Los Angeles.

Los Angeles archdiocese won't provide religious exemption from Covid vaccines

The Archdiocese of Los Angeles has said it is not providing religious exemption letters to individuals who object to receiving... Read more

Charles Camosy urges Covid vaccination, and upholds conscience rights

A Catholic bioethicist has made the case for everyone to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, while also holding that the Church... Read more

Bishop Robert McElroy . Credit: Archdiocese of San Francisco

Catholic vaccine exemptions take the wrong path, San Diego's Bishop McElroy says

Bishop Robert McElroy of San Diego has asked that priests in his diocese not sign religious exemption letters from coronavirus... Read more

Bishop Mark Seitz. File photo.

El Paso bishop requires vaccination for Catholic church employees, ministers

Citing the need for the Catholic Church to “lead by example” and to act responsibly to protect others during the... Read more

Cardinal Cupich reportedly 'leaning hard' on bioethics center to retract stance on Covid vaccine exemptions

Amid disagreement among Catholic leaders over whether there is a moral obligation to receive a coronavirus vaccine, board members at... Read more

South Dakota bishops support conscientious, religious exemptions from Covid vaccine mandates

In response to questions from Catholics about COVID-19 vaccine mandates being imposed by employers or other authorities, the bishops of... Read more

Archbishop Timothy Broglio of the Archdiocese for the Military Services.

Military archdiocese reiterates Church teaching on Covid vaccines

The Pentagon is reportedly set to require that all troops receive a COVID-19 vaccine, according to a memo that was... Read more

40 Days for Life in Mexico says its volunteers are free to get vaccinated against Covid or not

40 Days for Life In Mexico said Wednesday that "regarding the issue of vaccines, each of the volunteers and people... Read more