- Mar 29, 2020
Amid Italy’s strict lockdown due to the global COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, police in recent days have slapped both priests and worshippers gathering at church to pray with citations for breaking quarantine rules, sparking concern among some about limitations this places of freedom of worship.
Following a particularly deadly week for Italians inflicted with the COVID-19 coronavirus, Pope Francis on Sunday urged Christians everywhere from different confessions to unite in shared moments of prayer, including several he will be leading at the Vatican.
On the same day Italy surpassed China in the number of fatalities related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, Pope Francis joined the Italian bishops in a nationwide prayer for an end to the outbreak, offering special prayers for families and the elderly.
In a new book, former British atheist-turned-Catholic author Sally Read takes people back to the essentials of the faith, exploring the importance of staying open and having a personal relationship with God amid the pressures of a highly divided and often skeptical society.
Washington Redskins tight end Hale Hentges goes into every play with a prayer in his heart.
A Vancouver couple on a cruise quarantined due to the coronavirus deals with the stress by praying.