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Pope joins UN in call for global ceasefire amid Covid-19 pandemic

VATICAN (SE): Antagonism and differences “must be overcome through dialogue and a constructive search for…

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Pope Francis special Urbi et Orbi. Photo: Vatican Media
Posted in The Pope

Pope Francis special Urbi et Orbi, March 27/28, still online

Vatican (Vatican News): Pope Francis presided over a moment of prayer on the sagrato of St Peter’s…

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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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A migrant worker pulls his handcart loaded with spices through a traffic jam at a wholesale market in New Delhi in October 2019. The Church in India has been gearing up to face the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic. Photo: CNS/Reuters
Posted in Asia Region

Church in India braced for Covid-19 emergency

NEW DELHI (UCAN): India came to a grinding halt at midnight on March 25 as…

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Mass at St. Theresa's Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 2019. the Church in Sri Lank has suspended Masses as part of the effor to combat the spread of Covid-19. Photo: CNS/Reuters
Posted in Asia Region

Sri Lanka imposes curfew to tackle Covid-19

COLOMBO (UCAN): The government of Sri Lanka government imposed a police curfew in several areas,…

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