- Dec 3, 2020
As European leaders are discussing how to handle holiday festivities, including Mass, given the current pandemic, Italy’s bishops have voiced confidence that whatever new measures might be taken, Christmas liturgies will still be available.
Several charitable organizations have banded together to send Pope Francis two tons of pasta to distribute to the needy as the poverty rate in Italy continues to climb, particularly among the so-called “new poor,” due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Some high-profile traditionalist Catholics have participated in protests throughout Rome in recent days over coronavirus restrictions.
Italian Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti has shown slight improvements in his fight against COVID-19.
The U.N. migration agency renewed its call for increased search and rescue efforts after another tragic shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea claimed the lives of 74 migrant men, women and children.
After spending several days in the ICU in hospital in Perugia due to complications with the COVID-19 coronavirus, Italian Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, leader of his national bishops’ conference, has taken a turn for the worst.