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Pope at Mass: that governments, scientists, politicians may find just solutions to Covid-19

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis, at Mass on Easter Monday at Casa Santa Marta, urges prayers that governments, scientists and politicians may find just solutions to the Covid-19 crisis, in favour of the people.

Covid-19: Pope establishes emergency fund

Pope Francis establishes an emergency fund to aid those being “tragically impacted” by the Covid-19 virus.

Shroud of Turin to go on rare display for Easter

Responding to thousands of requests, the Archbishop of Turin has decided to allow the Shroud of Turin to be displayed for Easter.

Can't go to confession during coronavirus? Consider an 'act of perfect contrition'

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’s special Urbi et Orbi blessing: ‘God turns everything to our good’

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.

Coronavirus: Pope’s closeness to nuns affected by Covid-19

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.