Military personnel load coffins, which have been piling up in a church, into a truck in Seriate, Italy, on March 25. Photo: CNS/Reuters
Posted in Europe

Europe’s churches offer facilities in fight against Covid-19

OXFORD (CNS): Catholic dioceses and religious congregations across Europe are offering to turn Church facilities…

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Workers making deliveries for a bank in Rome on March 10. Photo: CNS
Posted in China Europe Vatican

Chinese diocese donates masks to Italy and Vatican

HONG KONG (UCAN): The Diocese of Xi’an in China’s Shaanxi province, donated 24,000 disposable medical…

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Basilica Our Lady of Lourdes. Photo: Robi Gallardo
Posted in Europe International

Shrine of Lourdes to close temporarily

HONG KONG (SE): “For the first time in its history, the shrine will close its…

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A man prays inside an empty Catholic church in Milan on March 1. Photo: CNS/Reuters
Posted in Europe International

Church in Europe enacts measures to halt Covid-19

MANCHESTER (CNS): Catholic churches across Europe are suspending the sign of peace during Mass in…

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Pope Francis on a video monitor overlooking St. Peter’s Square as he leads the Angelus from the library in the Apostolic Palace on March. Photo: CNS
Posted in Europe International

Public Masses suspended and as Italy goes into coronavirus lockdown

VATICAN (Agencies): In the face of the spread of Covid-19 (SARS-CoV-2) across Italy, the country’s…

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