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Italian Ministry for Internal Affairs: Visiting church to pray not valid...

ROME  -- While many churches in Italy remain open, visiting a church to pray is not a valid excuse for leaving one's home during...

Pope Francis joins U.N. appeal for global cease-fire amid the threat...

VATICAN CITY -- Saying conflicts can never be resolved with war, Pope Francis added his support to a U.N. appeal for a global cease-fire...

Coronavirus calls forth what is most noble in the human spirit:...

I could write about something other than the coronavirus pandemic, but right now it almost seems there isn't anything else. The rapid spread of the...

Italian priests rise to challenges of connecting separated family and deceased...

ROME -- When Father Mario Carminati went to bless the remains of one of his parishioners, he called the deceased man's daughter on WhatsApp...

Vatican publishes Pope Francis’ plan for Holy Week, Easter “without the...

VATICAN CITY  -- With public gatherings, including Masses, banned in Italy to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Vatican published an updated version...

CARES Act expected to offer emergency aid to Catholic agencies

CLEVELAND -- Catholic hospitals, parish schools and charitable agencies are among the entities hoping to receive partial relief under a massive $2.2 trillion emergency...

Diocese of Brooklyn, N.Y., reports a parishioner has died of COVID-19

BROOKLYN, N.Y. — The Diocese of Brooklyn announced March 25 that an elderly parishioner from Presentation of the Blessed Virgin Mary Church in Jamaica...

Pope Francis, global Christian leaders join in prayer for COVID-19 pandemic’s...

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CDC director Dr. Robert Redfield ‘not shy about his Catholic faith,’...

BALTIMORE -- When Msgr. Richard Woy sees Dr. Robert Redfield, the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, on television these days...

Pope Francis makes mini-pilgrimage outside Vatican to pray for end of...

ROME — With Italy on lockdown and Rome streets almost deserted, Pope Francis left the Vatican March 15 in a mini-pilgrimage to an icon...

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