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Diocese of Rome - Latest News

Aug 24, 2020 - 11:24 am .- Pope Francis called an Italian cardinal heading to Lourdes on pilgrimage Monday to ask for his prayers at the shrine for himself and “for some situations to be resolved.”
Jun 12, 2020 - 09:00 am .- As Italy moves into a new phase of its lockdown reopening, the Diocese of Rome announced that  it will offer free COVID-19 antibody testing for all priests ministering amid the pandemic.
May 30, 2020 - 09:30 am .- Pope Francis has praised Rome’s priests for remaining close to their flocks as the coronavirus pandemic ravaged Italy.
Apr 2, 2020 - 10:48 am .- The 16th-century crucifix which was present in St. Peter’s Square for Pope Francis’ Urbi et Orbi blessing last week was reportedly damaged by rain, but the priest in charge of the church where the cross traditionally hangs said it has not been seriously harmed.
Mar 13, 2020 - 01:47 pm .- Less than one day after the Diocese of Rome closed all Roman churches to the public, the cardinal who oversees the diocese reversed himself, saying he would leave that decision to parish pastors.
Mar 13, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Less than one day after the Diocese of Rome issued a decree to close all churches to the public, the vicar general revised the decree Friday saying he will leave this decision to the discretion of parish priests.
Mar 12, 2020 - 01:15 pm .- The vicar general of Rome, Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, announced Thursday the closure of all churches in the diocese through April 3.
Mar 11, 2020 - 03:21 pm .- As the Diocese of Rome holds a day of prayer and fasting for victims of coronavirus, Pope Francis sent a message asking for the protection of the Blessed Virgin Mary, invoking her under her title of Salus Populi Romani.
Mar 8, 2020 - 01:30 pm .- The Diocese of Rome has canceled all public Masses until April 3 in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The announcement by the vicar general of the diocese, published Sunday evening, follows a decree by the Italian government suspending all public religious ceremonies.
Feb 27, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Priests risk losing their ministry as pastors and teachers of the faith when they become “suffocated” by management problems, Pope Francis said Thursday.
Nov 30, 2019 - 04:00 am .- In a visit to Rome’s Caritas center Friday, Pope Francis emphasized the shared experience of vulnerability among Christ and the poor.
Mar 7, 2019 - 03:01 pm .- God is purifying his Church through the painful revelations of the abuse scandals, so do not be discouraged, Pope Francis said Thursday in a meeting with the priests of the Diocese of Rome.
May 14, 2018 - 03:07 pm .- Pope Francis said Monday he is worried that youth are too enmeshed in a virtual world of cell phones and other technology, separated, in particular, from the real human contact experienced by performing works of mercy.
Mar 2, 2017 - 11:47 am .- Pope Francis met Thursday with priests of the Diocese of Rome, delivering a lengthy meditation on St. Peter and his example of faith – which, though imperfect, grows and develops throughout his discipleship.
Oct 26, 2016 - 10:48 am .- The Vatican will host a concert for the poor and homeless of Rome next month, not only using the concert to raise money for Pope Francis’ charities, but also inviting the poor to attend as the guests of honor.
Oct 24, 2016 - 03:17 pm .- Liturgical music has the ability to communicate the love of God – and it's this message that gives it the power to help bring others to Christ, said the choir director of the Diocese of Rome.
Sep 20, 2016 - 03:53 pm .- Hundreds attended the funeral Mass of Father Gabriele Amorth, the exorcist of the Diocese of Rome, on Monday, following his Sept. 16 death at the age of 91.
Sep 16, 2016 - 04:30 pm .- Father Gabriel Amorth, the exorcist of the Diocese of Rome who drew worldwide attention, died on Friday at the age of 91.
Jun 16, 2016 - 02:56 pm .- Pope Francis said Thursday that the great majority of sacramental marriages today are not valid, because couples do not enter into them with a proper understanding of permanence and commitment.
Jun 4, 2015 - 02:42 pm .- Persecuted Christians were remembered during Thursday's Corpus Christi procession in Rome, where Pope Francis told the thousands taking part to walk and pray in unity with those who cannot express their faith so openly.

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