- Elise Ann Allen
- Apr 20, 2021
As protests in Italy increase among the sectors hardest-hit by enduring coronavirus lockdowns, one Italian charity has expanded its services to Rome’s homeless population, which is expected to rise in the near future if pandemic-related closures aren’t resolved soon.
Some Catholic leaders are accusing the government of India of a double standard for allowing millions of pilgrims to participate in a large Hindu ceremony, while strictly imposing COVID-19 rules on the worship of religious minorities.
Europe’s bishops have weighed in on the EU coronavirus recovery plan, praising the package as a sign of solidarity and a collaborative initiative that pushes countries beyond their own interests in order to provide relief to all member-states.
The Brazilian bishops’ conference and five civil society groups criticized the federal government response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
One year ago, many Catholic parishes were starting to close their doors, temporarily, at the start of the pandemic.
Now, some of them are opening their parking lots or church halls as venues for people in their local communities to receive COVID-19 vaccinations.
A group of prominent Catholic scholars said they believe it is morally acceptable for anyone to receive any of the COVID-19 vaccines currently available in the United States.
Archbishop J. Michael Miller of Vancouver says he hopes that by Holy Thursday, churches can open with limited capacity.
Days after a Catholic doctors association urged Kenyans to shun the COVID-19 vaccines, the country’s bishops have told the citizens to accept the inoculations.