Thursday, April 2, 2020020With Holy Week celebrations closed to the public due to the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis postponed the traditional Good Friday collection for the Holy Land to September.
Wednesday, April 1, 2020057The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has approved a special "Mass in the Time of Pandemic" to plead for God's mercy and gift of strength in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
Friday, March 27, 20200116It is Friday, the 27th of March. The harbingers of spring are all around us as we wait out the COVID-19 pandemic. Spring comes with a gust of hope when we can see the leaves and the grass turning green. We can hear the songs of the birds and have our hearts filled with rejoicing.
Friday, March 27, 20200103The worldwide coronavirus pandemic is not God's judgment on humanity, but God's call on people to judge what is most important to them and resolve to act accordingly from now on, Pope Francis said. Addressing God, the pope said that "it is not the time of your judgment, but of our judgment: a time to choose what matters and what passes...
Friday, March 27, 20200130With public gatherings, including Masses, banned in Italy to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the Vatican published an updated version of Pope Francis' schedule for Holy Week and Easter.
Thursday, March 26, 20200113Pope Francis said he will grant a plenary indulgence to the faithful who watch or listen to his extraordinary blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world) at 6 p.m. Rome time March 27.