The altar at Assumption Cathedral in Bangkok. File photo: CNS/ Reuters
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Vatican approves special ‘Mass in the Time of Pandemic’

VATICAN (CNS): The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments has approved a special Mass in…

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The Chrism Mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Hong Kong, in 2019. The liturgies of Holy Week and Easter cannot be postponed with the exception of the chrism Mass, according to the Vatican. Photo: Robi Gallardo
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Vatican decree issued for Holy Week liturgies with Covid-19 restrictions

VATICAN (CNS): “By the mandate of the supreme pontiff for the year 2020 only,” the…

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Workers making deliveries for a bank in Rome on March 10. Photo: CNS
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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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Plenary indulgence granted to Covid-19 patients and caregivers

VATICAN (Vatican News): On 20 March, the Apostolic Penitentiary issued a decree, signed by Mauro…

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A worker wearing a protective suit in disinfects a bus station in Algiers, Algeria, on March 16. Photo: CNS/Reuters
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Science and solidarity needed to stop pandemic

The technical and clinical measures for containment must be integrated with a vast and profound complicity for the common good, avoiding the tendency to choose advantages for the privileged to the detriment of the vulnerable based on citizenship, income, politics or age

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