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How a chaplain brings Christ to patients at Rome’s ‘Covid Hospital 1’

Mar 18, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

“When people need us, we satisfy their need for God,” said Fr. Cesare Pluchinotta, a chaplain in Rome’s primary hospital... 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

A red cross ambulance passes in front of the Vatican as Italy prepares for the coronavirus, March 9, 2020.

In Italy, at least 10 priests are dead of coronavirus, and 1 bishop is recovering

Mar 16, 2020

By Courtney Mares

At least ten priests have died in Italy after contracting COVID-19. More than half of them were from the Diocese... Read more

Police disperse Catholics at Sunday Mass in Italy

Mar 15, 2020

Italian police on Sunday dispersed Catholics attending a Mass being celebrated in a parish outside of Rome. The Italian government... Read more

Msgr. Vincenzo Rini.

Seven Italian priests have reportedly died of coronavirus

Mar 15, 2020

A Catholic priest has died in Italy from coronavirus, and local Italian media reported Sunday the death of several others.... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Rome's churches closed, then opened again. What happened?

Mar 13, 2020

By Courtney Mares

Less than one day after the Diocese of Rome closed all Roman churches to the public, the cardinal who oversees... Read more

 A woman walks past a "Wall of Kindness,” a charity work phenomenon, encouraging people to items such as winter clothing for the homeless, on Jan 25, 2020 in Milan.

Coronavirus quarantine: How Catholics in Italy are helping the poor 

Mar 13, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

While Italy is under nationwide quarantine to combat the coronavirus pandemic, Catholic charities throughout the country are doing what they... 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

Pope Francis offers Mass in Casa Santa Marta March 10, 2020.

Pope urges priests to bring Eucharist to sick during Italy coronavirus quarantine

Mar 10, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

At his morning Mass Tuesday, Pope Francis urged priests to bring the Eucharist to the sick and to accompany medical... Read more