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Two Roman Convents Isolated As 59 Religious Sisters Test Positive for Coronavirus

Two convents, one in Rome and one in a town nearby the capital city, have been isolated as the majority of religious sisters in the communities tested positive for COVID-19.

Undertakers wearing a face mask carry coffin in a cemetary in Bergamo, Italy on March 16, 2020. Credit: AFP via Getty Images /

At least 28 Priests in Northern Italy Have Died From COVID-19

Italian dioceses surrounding Milan have reported the deaths of 30 priests during the coronavirus outbreak.

A red cross ambulance passes in front of the Vatican as Italy prepares for the coronavirus, March 9, 2020. / Daniel Ibanez/CNA

In Italy, At Least 10 Priests Are Dead of Coronavirus, and 1 Bishop is Recovering

At least ten priests have died in Italy after contracting COVID-19. More than half of them were from the Diocese of Bergamo, a town outside of Milan in Lombardy.

Msgr. Vincenzo Rini. Credit: Diocese of Cremona /

Seven Italian Priests Have Reportedly Died of Coronavirus

Seven priests have reportedly died in Italy of the COVID-19 coronavirus. They are the first priests known to have died from the virus, now a global pandemic which has struck Italy more gravely than nearly any other country in the world.

Italian Ambassador in Kenya during his courtesy call to the Institute of Religious Dialogue and Islamic Studies (IRDIS) of Tangaza University College (TUC), Nairobi on January 28, 2020. From left: TUC's Vice Chancellor Designate, Prof. David Wang’ombe; Ambassador Alberto Pieri; Second Secretary, Italian Embassy in Kenya, Giacomo Montemarani; and IRDIS Director, Fr. Innocent Maganya / Tangaza University College

Italian Ambassador in Kenya Explores Collaboration on “matters of Interreligious dialogue”

The Italian Ambassador in Kenya, Alberto Pieri, is exploring the possibility of collaborating with the Institute of Religious Dialogue and Islamic Studies (IRDIS), one of the nine Institutes of the Kenya-based Catholic Institution of higher learning, Tangaza University College (TUC) on issues related to dialogue between members of different religions, ACI Africa has been told after the Ambassador paid a courtesy call to the institute Tuesday, January 28.

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Pope Francis Appoints His Representative in Zimbabwe

Pope Francis has appointed Archbishop Paolo Rudelli who has been serving as the Holy See’s Permanent Observer to the European Council in Strasbourg, France, to be his representative in the Southern Africa nation of Zimbabwe.