- Aug 12, 2020
ROME – When we look back at the Catholic experience of the coronavirus, it will be tempting for closures and suspensions to be what we remember most. In many parts of the world Catholics were unable to attend Mass for months, driving some of them online for worship and others
Rome is among the growing number of major cities throughout the world marking the death of George Floyd, who over the past few days was remembered in the Eternal City at prayer events and protests of racism and social exclusion.
When it comes to addressing the problems of racial injustice and hatred, the path of nonviolence is always the road to victory, said the head of the Community of Sant’Egidio.
Although when public liturgies may resume in the Vatican remains unclear, the church in Italy, anyway, is going back to business – but it’s likely to be far from business as usual.
As draconian restrictions, meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus, took effect across Italy, the Catholic Church was faced with an unprecedented dilemma: How to minister to a community of faithful effectively under quarantine and how to keep reaching out to those most in need without spreading contagion.
After Pope Francis promised government and opposition officials in South Sudan last year that he would visit the country if they were able to implement a long-delayed peace agreement, the visit came one step closer to becoming a reality when leaders sealed that deal over the weekend.