Archbishop of Ouagadogou and President of the Symposium of Episcopal Conferences of Africa and Madagascar (SECAM), Cardinal Philippe Ouedraogo, hospitalized for Covid-19, makes an appeal for solidarity with people affected by coronavirus.
How is the Pope experiencing the crisis caused by Covid-19? And how is he preparing for afterwards? Pope Francis answers these questions in a recorded interview with British journalist and writer Austen Ivereigh. The interview is published simultaneously in The Tablet (London) and Commonweal (New York). ABC offers the original text in Spanish and La CiviltÃ Cattolica in Italian.
Pope Francis dedicates the intention of his Mass, Wednesday morning, at the Casa Santa Marta, to the conversion of heart of those who take advantage of the needy. In his homily, he speaks about the many Judases who sell and betray people for money.
As Pope Francis pointed out in his video message for Holy Week, Christians are celebrating Easter this year in â€œa truly unusual wayâ€. How can we respond to Jesusâ€™ statement: â€œI desire to eat the Passover in your houseâ€?
The Presidents of the Commission of the Bishopsâ€™ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) and the Conference of European Churches (CEC) have issued an ecumenical Easter message for Christians celebrating the holy days in the midst of the coronavirus emergency.
Pope Francis encourages Christians to draw courage from our crucified and risen Lord at this time of anxiety and suffering caused by the current pandemic. Hiw words come during the weekly General Audience. Please find the official English Summary below.
The Catholic Church in Ghana through its humanitarian and development agency, Caritas Ghana, has put together an emergency response plan to reach out to the poor and vulnerable in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Church in the Philippines is adhering to the call by the government to ring church bells across the country simultaneously to mark the start of a televised inter-faith prayer service on Wednesday, April 8, against the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Holy See Press Office issues a statement on the decision of the Australian High Court to overturn Cardinal Pell’s conviction for abuse. The High Court’s verdict was announced on Tuesday morning. Cardinal Pell was released from prison shortly after noon, and was taken to a Carmelite monastery in Melbourne.
Nigeria’s Bishop of Oyo Diocese, Emmanuel Adetoyese Badejo on Tuesday celebrated Chrism Mass and urged the people to offer to Jesus deprivations brought about by the national stay-at-home order issued by the government.
Pope Francis and the Chief Rabbi of Rome have exchanged greetings on the occasion of the Jewish feast of Pesach, or Passover, that starts on the evening of April 8 and continues till the evening of April 16.