- Oct 27, 2020
COVID-19 has put Catholic parishes through the ringer, forcing them to change how they worship, provide social services, and foster community at a rapid pace.
A bishop who battled COVID-19 said his time in the hospital was an opportunity for prayer and contemplation.
A Scottish bishop is calling for a 24-hour lifting of COVID-19 restrictions on gatherings and celebrations on Christmas Day, calling it a “circuit breaker” in the pandemic.
Pope Francis met with the Spanish prime minister Saturday at the Vatican, which has had a rash of COVID-19 infections confirmed in recent days, but neither man used a face a mask during the public part of their meeting.
It’s a step back for parishes in the Netherlands. All churches in the country were closed from March until June, but restrictions were partly lifted in June and since July a maximum of 100 people – and even more in larger churches – was allowed again.
Pope Francis has been warned of potential exposure to COVID-19 after a Vatican diplomat was infected, Australian media reported on Friday.