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Covid-19: U.S. Bishops warn against patient discrimination

The United States Catholic Bishops issue a statement calling for equal access to health services without discrimination during the Coronavirus pandemic.

The Church’s response to Covid-19 in Ecuador

A Comboni missionary in Ecuador describes how the coronavirus emergency is overwhelming society in Guayaquil. The dead accumulate in the streets, people are hungry, and it is impossible to maintain quarantine in the poorest areas.

Pope at Mass: the fight against temptation

Pope Francis offers his Mass on Saturday morning at the Casa Santa Marta for those who are tempted to take advantage of the current crisis. In his homily, he explains the process of temptation.

Cardinal Turkson visits Rome's Gemelli Hospital

The Prefect of the Dicastery for the Promotion of Integral Human Development, Cardinal Peter Turkson, visits Rome’s Agostino Gemelli Hospital on Friday afternoon, to express the Pope’s closeness to coronavirus sufferers and healthcare workers.

Pope’s Holy Week message: ‘Creativity of love can overcome isolation’

Pope Francis sends a video message as Christians around the world prepare to celebrate Holy Week in an unusual manner due to the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

US Bishops announce national prayer for Good Friday

The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) calls for a national moment of prayer on Good Friday, inviting Catholics to join together in praying the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

Caritas urges solidarity and fraternity in the battle against Covid-19

As the entire world grapples with the onslaught of the Covid-19 pandemic, Caritas Internationalis, the global confederation of 165 national Catholic relief and development agencies, is trying to ensure the poor and vulnerable are not forgotten.

Zimbabwe at 40

Ahead of its fortieth independence anniversary on 18 April, the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference (ZCBC) has challenged the government to prioritise the welfare of the majority and the poor and to adhere to the country’s constitution in the promotion of rights and freedoms for the people of Zimbabwe.

Pope appoints new Bishop of Belleville, USA

Pope Francis has appointed Father Michael G. McGovern Bishop of the Diocese of Belleville, Illinois, USA.

Homeless during Covid-19

This is the story of Debbie, a homeless woman living in Boston during Covid-19. She is one of many.