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People pass in front of St. Peter's Basilica at the end of May 2020. Credit: Daniel Ibanez/CNA.

Pope Francis Appoints New Director of Vatican Healthcare Fund

Jul 18, 2020

Pope Francis Saturday named Italian surgeon Giovanni Battista Doglietto as director of the Vatican health fund known as Fondo di Assistenza Sanitaria (FAS).

St. Peter's Basilica and square closed to public March 10, 2020. Credit: Hannah Brockhaus/CNA.

Vatican City Prepares to Ease Coronavirus Restrictions in May

Apr 22, 2020

Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin met with members of the Roman curia on Wednesday to discuss the gradual reopening of Holy See offices as Italy prepares to end its national lockdown.

Visitors inside of St. Peter's Basilica March 2020. Credit: Ben Crockett/EWTN News

Vatican City Confirms First Case of Coronavirus

Mar 6, 2020

Vatican City has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, a Vatican spokesman said Friday.