- Nov 24, 2020
The bishop of Providence, Rhode Island, said it’s his “aspiration” that churches reopen for Pentecost, May 31, “even with a limited number of worshippers if necessary.”
The Rhode Island Special Olympics is the latest major sporting event to be canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, leaving athletes heartbroken but hopeful as they look ahead to competing and sharing their gifts with the state once again.
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.
Roughly 200 people have been quarantined in Rhode Island because they have some connection to a school trip to Italy that has so far resulted in three cases of the new coronavirus, state officials said Thursday.
A Rhode Island man alleges that he was molested as a child by a Catholic priest who also trafficked children for sex while church leaders looked the other way, according to a lawsuit filed against the Diocese of Providence.