- Jan 28, 2021
Both Pope Francis and retired Pope Benedict XVI have received the first dose of the vaccine against COVID-19 after the Vatican started vaccinating its employees and residents Jan. 13.
Catholic Charities Maine plans to distribute tens of thousands of masks to help protect residents from the coronavirus pandemic.
Weeks after testing positive for COVID-19, Archbishop Philip Tartaglia of Glasgow died suddenly at his home Wednesday morning at the age of 70.
The Italian Sant’Egidio community has issued an appeal for hotels and other buildings empty due to a lack of tourists amid the coronavirus pandemic to take in homeless who are at risk in the cold winter temperatures.
The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments asked priests to take special anti-COVID-19 precautions this year when distributing ashes on Ash Wednesday, Feb. 17, including sprinkling ashes on the top of people’s heads rather than using them to make a cross on people’s foreheads.
In a growing consensus, religious leaders at the forefront of the pro-life movement in the United States are telling their followers that the leading vaccines available to combat COVID-19 are acceptable to take, given their remote and indirect connection to lines of cells derived from aborted fetuses.