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Cardinal Jose Advincula kneels to pray after entering the Manila Cathedral at the start of his installation as the 33rd archbishop of the Archdiocese of Manila on June 24, 2021.

Philippine cardinal, 130 nuns, convent staff test positive for COVID-19

Sep 17, 2021

By Jose Torres, Jr.

Cardinal Jose Advincula of Manila has tested positive for COVID-19, two days after a religious congregation in the Philippine capital... Read more

A statue of Our Lady in Medjugorje, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Medjugorje to host global rosary marathon for end to pandemic

May 15, 2021

Catholics gathering in the town on May 15 will offer the rosary “for all migrants.” Read more

Bishop Shelton Fabre of Houma-Thibodaux.

Louisiana diocese ends mask requirement at Mass, but bishop advises 'continued vigilance'

May 1, 2021

"The pandemic’s hold on our state, country and world has not completely subsided, and the fight against this virus continues..." Read more

Pope Francis prays the rosary in the Gregorian Chapel in St. Peter's Basilica May 1, 2021.

'Hope for the future': Pope Francis asks Mary to intercede for end to pandemic

May 1, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

"Mother of Help, welcome us under your mantle and protect us, sustain us in the hour of trial, and ignite... Read more

Pope Francis looks out a window of the apostolic palace March 18, 2020.

Pope Francis honors sacrifice of medical workers who died in coronavirus pandemic

Feb 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis on Saturday expressed his gratitude for the sacrifice of medical workers, especially those who have died in the... Read more

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Survey: Americans more likely to say that pandemic strengthened their faith

Jan 27, 2021

Americans are more likely than people in other developed countries to say their faith has strengthened during the pandemic, according... Read more

Pope Francis in the apostolic library on Dec. 9, 2020. Credit: Vatican News/CNA.

Pope Francis: We need unity in the Catholic Church, society, and nations

Jan 10, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

In the face of political discord and self-interest, we have an obligation to promote unity, peace, and the common good... Read more

The flag of Scotland. Credit: Lynx Aqua/Shutterstock.

Scotland's bishops protest against closure of churches amid new lockdown

Jan 5, 2021

The Scottish Catholic bishops have protested the closing of churches as part of Scotland’s newest coronavirus lockdown.  Read more

Pope Francis, pictured April 17, 2013. Credit: Mazur/catholicnews.org.uk.

Pope Francis calls for a commitment to 'take care of each other' in 2021

Jan 3, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis warned Sunday against the temptation to ignore the suffering of others during the coronavirus pandemic and said that... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Basilica Dec. 31, 2017. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis: At the end of a year of pandemic, 'we praise you, God'

Dec 31, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis explained Thursday why the Catholic Church gives thanks to God at the close of a calendar year, even... Read more