- Aug 3, 2020
A pop star kept at arm’s length by the Church during life now is spending eternity in the Church’s embrace, accompanied by an image in his honored blessed by the Church.
An Italian priest and well-known anti-mafia activist has warned that with global attention fixed on managing the coronavirus pandemic, mafias are infiltrating weakened economies and taking advantage of loosened restrictions on the movement of goods.
The committee in charge of drafting coronavirus restrictions for the Italian government has given the bishops permission to drop the use of gloves while distributing communion as well as the requirement for spouses to wear masks during weddings.
Pope Francis has called Paralympian and former race car driver Alex Zanardi an “example showing how to begin all over again after an unexpected stop.”
As one of Italy’s hardest-hit regions by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic opens an inquiry into how the outbreak started and whether it could have been prevented, local pastors are remembering the deceased with a summer of Masses.
Pope Francis on Friday advanced the sainthood causes of a handful of figures who, at first glance, might seem relevant only to small pockets within the Catholic Church.