The Holy See press office said Saturday a resident of the Vatican hotel where Pope Francis also lives has tested positive for COVID-19.
Healthcare must be made more accessible to the poor in the wake of the coronavirus crisis, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
Face coverings must be worn outdoors within the territory of Vatican City State to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, a Vatican official announced Tuesday.
Tourists in Rome had an unexpected chance to see Pope Francis at his first public audience for almost six months.
Four adult siblings, all nurses who worked with coronavirus patients during the worst of the pandemic, will on Friday meet Pope Francis, together with their families.
Days after South Africa’s President eased some COVID-19 restrictions put in five months ago to minimize the spread of the virus, the Archbishop Cape Town has urged the people of God in his Diocese to remain vigilant and continue taking necessary precautions because the coronavirus has not yet been eliminated from the country.
The University of Notre Dame on Tuesday announced a two-week hiatus from in-person class instruction, amid a growing number of COVID-19 infections on campus. Some alumni, students, and faculty are calling on university president Father John Jenkins to suspend in-person classes altogether and move instruction online for the remainder of the semester.
As the global economy braces to lose billions in international tourism in 2020 due to coronavirus travel restrictions, a Cardinal Turkson is encouraging travelers to explore “hidden places.”
A Vatican cardinal has said that the world is facing a “tsunami” of humanitarian crises caused by the coronavirus emergency, conflict, and decreased security around the globe.
The Permanent Observer of the Holy See to the United Nations in Geneva is urging countries to help relieve the “crippling external debt burdens” of developing countries struggling in the coronavirus pandemic.
Pope Francis has made a donation to the World Food Programme as the organization works to feed 270 million people this year amid rising hunger caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
An Irish missionary Cleric serving in South Africa has, on the occasion of his 56th Priestly anniversary recently marked, shared a message of hope amid COVID-19 global pandemic, inviting the people of God on the continent to remain optimistic because the coronavirus “will come to pass.”
Following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions in Mauritius including the stay-at-home directives, the leadership of the Diocese of Port-Louis in the Indian Ocean island nation has announced the celebration of Chrism Mass on Sunday, June 28.
A Priest in Lesotho has shared about the “unprecedented challenge” occasioned by COVID-19 preventive measures aimed at minimizing contagion.
Sister Stan Mumuni dedicates her life to caring for abandoned children with birth defects in Ghana. When the coronavirus pandemic spread to West Africa, she said that she ran to the market to buy soap and supplies, but the prices had already tripled.
In the period to follow the coronavirus pandemic, people should remember they are made for communion with others and with God, Pope Francis said Saturday.
On Corpus Christi Sunday, various Church leaders in Africa have used the occasion of the Solemnity of the Most Holy Body and Blood of Christ marked Sunday, June 14 to invite the people of God in their respective churches to pray for spiritual healing through the Eucharist, which has the ability of transforming lives of Christians.
The Catholic Church in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has, through its development and humanitarian arm Caritas Congo ASBL, launched a campaign to raise awareness about COVID-19 aimed at minimizing the risk of “vulnerable groups” contracting the deadly virus.
Pope Francis said Saturday that the coronavirus pandemic has revealed poverty that Catholics cannot ignore.
Catholic Church leaders in the West African nation of Benin have, following their two-day meeting this week, expressed gratitude to God for the current status of COVID-19 infections in their country, praying that an effective cure is found to save lives across the globe.