- Aug 9, 2020
With so many people left unemployed or in a precarious position because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Pope Francis launched a fund aimed specifically at helping people in Rome struggling economically in the wake of the crisis.
As pain, fear and anger fueled riots across the United States, Pope Francis wrote to the priests of the Diocese of Rome, urging them to learn from the suffering of the coronavirus and start building new communities of care for one another.
From the moment he was introduced to the world after his election, Pope Francis has emphasized his identity as “the bishop of Rome.”
ROME — Pope Francis’ vicar for Rome has tested positive for the coronavirus in the first case of a cardinal close to the pope known to be infected. Cardinal Angelo De Donatis had been in touch with Francis in recent weeks — apparently not in person, however — over the