- Mar 6, 2021
In the wake of the first confirmed Vatican case of coronavirus, spokesman Matteo Bruni announced Friday that all outpatient services offered by the Vatican’s Directorate of health and Hygiene have been suspended in order to sanitize the facility.
The unlikely big winner in Italy’s political chaos seems Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, a previously obscure law professor and a strong devotee of Padre Pio who comes out of the center-left circles around the late Italian Cardinal Achille Silvestrini.
Catholic bishops, tiny Albania and Ireland agreed to take the 140 migrants blocked aboard an Italian coast guard vessel.
The Church largely sat out the Italian elections and negotiations to form a new government, but the president of the Italian bishops’ conference says it’s time to get back in the game.