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St. Peter's Square following the announcement of a confirmed Covid-19 case on March 6, 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA. /

Diocese of Rome Cancels All Public Masses, Announces Day of Fasting and Prayer

The Diocese of Rome has canceled all public Masses until April 3 in response to the coronavirus outbreak. The announcement by the vicar general of the diocese, published Sunday evening, follows a decree by the Italian government suspending all public religious ceremonies.

Pope Francis at the Caritas Citadel of Charity in Rome. Credit: Vatican Media. /

Pope Francis Visits a Local Charity in Rome with a Message of Solidarity

In a visit to Rome’s Caritas center Friday, Pope Francis emphasized the shared experience of vulnerability among Christ and the poor.