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Pope Francis looks out at an empty St. Peter's Square.

Pope Francis: As humanity trembles from pandemic, let us unite in prayer

Mar 22, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis has asked Christians around the world to unite in praying the Our Father prayer at noon on March... Read more

Battling virus and the 'invisible malice of malady', FSSP seminary trusts providence

Mar 21, 2020

Most of the community at the European seminary of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter are sick from coronavirus, and... Read more

Pope Francis' televised Mass and Eucharistic Adoration on March 21, 2020.

Pope Francis offers this spiritual communion prayer during coronavirus pandemic

Mar 21, 2020

By Courtney Mares

As more Catholics around the world find themselves unable to receive the Eucharist due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis... Read more

Travellers at an airport in Chengdu, China wear masks to prevent infection from coronavirus.

Pontifical science academies urge better responses to coronavirus

Mar 20, 2020

The pontifical science academies issued a health statement Friday encouraging world leaders to make adjustments to short- and long-term responses... Read more

Two Roman convents isolated as 59 religious sisters test positive for coronavirus

Mar 20, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Two convents, one in Rome and one in a town nearby the capital city, have been isolated as the majority... Read more

Cardinal Joao Braz de Avis, prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life, at the Holy See press office, Dec. 14, 2015.

Cardinal encourages consecrated Catholics to protect their health, and to pray

Mar 19, 2020

The prefect of the Congregation for Institutes of Consecrated Life on Wednesday encouraged religious to intensify their prayer during the... Read more

Undertakers wearing a face mask carry coffin in a cemetary in Bergamo, Italy on March 16, 2020.

At least 28 priests in northern Italy have died from COVID-19

Mar 19, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Italian dioceses surrounding Milan have reported the deaths of 30 priests during the coronavirus outbreak.  Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims in St. Peter's Square Oct. 23, 2019.

Pope Francis encourages small acts of love during coronavirus quarantine

Mar 18, 2020

By Courtney Mares

While many are stuck at home during the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis says that there are many small acts of... Read more

The statue of Our Lady of Lourdes in the grotto in the French shrine.

French Catholics begin novena as Lourdes closes for first time in history

Mar 17, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes has closed for the first time in over a century following new restrictions... Read more

How should healthcare be distributed when hospitals are overwhelmed?

Mar 16, 2020

By Carl Bunderson

As there are concerns over the ability of the healthcare system to manage the coronavirus pandemic, discussions are being had... Read more

The Church of Saints Dominic and Sixtus.

Churches in Rome can reopen for private prayer

Mar 13, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Less than one day after the Diocese of Rome issued a decree to close all churches to the public, the... Read more

An empty St. Peter's Square amid coronavirus precautions, March 12, 2020.

Rome's church buildings closed through April 3

Mar 12, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

The vicar general of Rome, Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, announced Thursday the closure of all churches in the diocese through... Read more

National Guard members hand out food to residents near a one-mile radius "containment area" set up to halt coronavirus March 12, 2020 in New Rochelle, New York.

Places of worship caught in New Rochelle coronavirus 'containment area'

Mar 12, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

Places of worship in a New York City suburb are facing unprecedented measures to fend off the spread of coronavirus... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in Casa Santa Marta on March 12, 2020.

Pope Francis: Do not forget the poor during the coronavirus pandemic

Mar 12, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The suffering of the poor cannot be ignored during the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said Thursday in his televised morning... Read more

Pope Francis gives a rose to Mary in St. Peter's Square at the General Audience, Dec. 9, 2015.

Pope Francis asks Mary's protection of Rome against coronavirus

Mar 11, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

As the Diocese of Rome holds a day of prayer and fasting for victims of coronavirus, Pope Francis sent a... Read more

Cardinal Peter Turkson, prefect of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development.

'Prayer is our strength': Cardinal Turkson's message during coronavirus pandemic

Mar 11, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Peter Turkson sent a message Wednesday encouraging Catholics to see the sacrifices required to slow the spread of coronavirus... Read more

Pope Francis offers Mass in Casa Santa Marta on March 11, 2020.

Pope Francis offers Mass for prisoners after Italian prison riots

Mar 11, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Following prison riots in Italy, Pope Francis offered Mass for prisoners and persecuted Christians on Wednesday during his livestreamed daily... Read more

A depiction of the Fourteen Holy Helpers from Bavaria, 19th century, restored by Alois Liebwein. Public domain.

The Fourteen Holy Helpers: Plague saints for a time of coronavirus

Mar 11, 2020

By Mary Farrow

By this time in the coronavirus outbreak, you may have cruised the empty toilet paper aisles and pasta shelves at... Read more

St. Peter's Square following the announcement of a confirmed Covid-19 case on March 6, 2020.

Pontifical Academy of Life assembly attendee tested positive for coronavirus

Mar 10, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Pontifical Academy of Life said Tuesday that only one attendee of a Vatican conference held in Rome ten days... Read more


Polish archbishop: Not praying in churches during coronavirus outbreak 'unthinkable'

Mar 10, 2020

The president of the Polish bishops' conference has asked for an increase in the number of Sunday Masses said in... Read more