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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

Krakow.

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

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

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

Mar 8, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Diocese of Rome has canceled all public Masses until April 3 in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The announcement... Read more

The Sistine Chapel.

Vatican Museums closed until April 3

Mar 8, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Vatican Museums will be closed until April 3 as a precautionary measure to help prevent the spread of the... Read more

Pilgrims in St. Peter's Square watch video broadcast of the Angelus March 8, 2020.

Pope Francis: Be strong in faith amid coronavirus trial

Mar 8, 2020

By Courtney Mares

In a video streamed live to St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis prayed for those suffering from the "coronavirus epidemic" and... Read more

Bishop Paul Swarbrick of Lancaster at his Mass of episcopal consecration and installation, April 9, 2018.

English bishop encourages faithful to receive in hand, or make spiritual Communion

Mar 6, 2020

The Bishop of Lancaster on Thursday issued a decree meant to reduce the risk of coronavirus transmission at Mass, which... Read more

Visitors inside of St. Peter's Basilica March 2020.

Vatican City confirms first case of coronavirus

Mar 6, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Vatican City has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, a Vatican spokesman said Friday.  Read more

Portland archdiocese: Coronavirus or no, Communion can be received on the tongue

Mar 4, 2020

The right to receive Holy Communion on the tongue has been affirmed by the Archdiocese of Portland in Oregon, which... Read more

Belley Cathedral in Belley, France.

French bishop: Fear the 'epidemic of fear' more than coronavirus

Mar 4, 2020

People should be more concerned about the epidemic of fear than the coronavirus outbreak, Bishop Pascal Roland of Belley-Ars has... Read more