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Despite some creative efforts by priests to continue to offer the confessions during the pandemic, country-wide lockdowns and stay-at-home orders mean that Catholics around the world are finding it difficult to seek God’s forgiveness in the confessional.
Pope Francis delivers an extraordinary blessing “To the City and to the World” on Friday to pray for an end to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. In his meditation, the Pope reflects on Jesus’ words to His disciples: “Why are you afraid? Have you no faith?” Full text included.
The Papal Almoner pays a visit to two congregations of nuns in Rome who are in quarantine because some of their members have tested positive to the Covid-19 virus.
An army of women religious is responding to the global new coronavirus emergency as they serve the sick, often at the risk of their own lives.
At the Angelus on Sunday, Pope Francis invited all Christians to join together in praying the Our Father as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Religious leaders around the world adhere to government plans to contain the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus. Many churches have been forced to suspend public Masses and are moving liturgical celebrations online.