- Apr 7, 2020
In a virtual meeting with Baltimore priests, a top Maryland physician briefed them on the characteristics of the coronavirus, including how it’s transmitted, and he also urged them to take care of their mental health as they help their parishioners through this pandemic.
Disease and death have darkened the world this Lent and Holy Week, with our societies shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, but “we know that our Redeemer lives,” said the president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops.
The Good Friday prayer event is set to start at sunrise Jerusalem on Holy Friday and to end at sunrise Jerusalem on Saturday, is organized by Save the Persecuted Christians (STPC).
With the elderly notably representing the largest demographic of lives claimed by the COVID-19 coronavirus, the Vatican’s top official on life issues has warned against selective care practices that prioritize young patients over those who are older.
The Ebola strain that broke out in August 2018 could offer lessons on how to deal with a COVID-19 outbreak, which, to date, has killed 13 people in the DRC and recorded 134 cases.
Cardinal Mario Zenari, the nuncio to Syria, said he is raising special prayers these days to Sts. Cosmas and Damian, fourth-century physicians who offered free care for the sick in Syria.