Bethlehem in Lockdown

An urgent call for prayer and support for Christians in Bethlehem has come from two charities which are warning that Coronavirus lockdown could plunge the faithful into desperate poverty. A week after the Palestinian Authority (PA) declared a state of emergency and...

Bishops of Philippines Urge Prayer, Fasting for Coronavirus Emergency

The Catholic hierarchy has called for a day of prayer and fasting to end of the coronavirus epidemic, according to CBCP News. In a statement issued on March 13, the bishops’ collegial body exhorted the faithful to keep their faith firm during this “time of crisis”....

Morning Catholic must-reads: 16/03/20

When it’s not possible to receive the Eucharist, spiritual communion is “a highly recommended practice”, Pope Francis said at yesterday’s Angelus (full text, full video). Seven Italian priests have reportedly died from the coronavirus. Greece’s Orthodox Church has...

Pope Francis makes walking prayer pilgrimage for coronavirus pandemic

Rome, Italy, Mar 15, 2020 / 12:43 pm (CNA).- Pope Francis on Sunday took a brief walking pilgrimage in the city of Rome, and prayed for an end to the coronavirus pandemic during a surprise visit to both the Basilica of St. Mary Major and a cross that traversed Rome...