- Feb 27, 2021
Thousands of police officers and army troops started sealing the Philippines’ densely populated capital on Sunday at the start of one of Southeast Asia’s most drastic containment moves against the new coronavirus.
ATLANTA, Georgia — Pastors across the United States delivered sermons to empty pews Sunday as houses of worship adjusted to the reality of the coronavirus pandemic, with the Vatican indicating that the holiest week on its calendar will look vastly different next month. While many religious institutions around the country
In northern Italy’s city of Bergamo, the birthplace of St. John XXIII, six Catholic priests have died during the past week from the coronavirus and, as of Sunday, over 20 priests were hospitalized.
After a Vatican office announced Saturday that all Holy Week liturgies would be livestreamed rather that celebrated publicly amid Italy’s coronavirus crackdown, a day later their communications department walked part of that back, saying the method for celebrating Holy Week is still being studied.
On Sunday Pope Francis urged transparency in one’s relationship with God and gave a shout-out to priests who are finding “creative” ways to support and be with their people as Italy’s COVID-19 coronavirus lockdown continues.
While the coronavirus has created an upheaval in the daily routines of people around the world, there are ways to minimize the spread of the illness, said a physician who serves as a deacon for the Diocese of Providence.