Tag: COVID-19

Make prayer part of hand-washing protocol to fight virus, says diocese

Make prayer part of hand-washing protocol to fight virus, says diocese

| March 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

“How to hand-wash Catholic style” reads the headline on an informational graphic from the Diocese of Dallas.

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Vatican closes St. Peter’s Square, Basilica to tourists through April 3

Vatican closes St. Peter’s Square, Basilica to tourists through April 3

| Carol Glatz | March 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

In cooperation with Italian emergency measures, the Vatican has closed St. Peter’s Square and Basilica to tourists starting March 10 through April 3.

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Dublin cancels St. Patrick’s parade after advice from health officials

Dublin cancels St. Patrick’s parade after advice from health officials

| Michael Kelly | March 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

Dublin’s iconic St. Patrick’s Day parade has been canceled due to fears over the spread of coronavirus.

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Public Masses suspended in Italy as coronavirus continues to spread

Public Masses suspended in Italy as coronavirus continues to spread

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

The suspension of public Masses in Italy is a painful yet necessary measure to protect people’s health, the country’s bishops said.

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Preventing pandemic: Vatican takes steps to stop spread of coronavirus

Preventing pandemic: Vatican takes steps to stop spread of coronavirus

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

The month of March is usually when tourists flock to the Eternal City after the cold winter months and pilgrims come to pray at many holy sites during the Lenten season.

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Vatican Lenten meditation offered online amid coronavirus concerns

Vatican Lenten meditation offered online amid coronavirus concerns

| Cindy Wooden | March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Friday Lenten meditation for priests who work at the Vatican turned into an online event March 6 as Vatican officials continued to study precautions for avoiding the spread of the coronavirus.

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Person tests positive for coronavirus in Vatican City

Person tests positive for coronavirus in Vatican City

| Junno Arocho Esteves | March 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Vatican health clinic was closed temporarily after a person tested positive for the coronavirus, the Vatican announced.

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Pope has been diagnosed with cold; symptoms unrelated to other illness

Pope has been diagnosed with cold; symptoms unrelated to other illness

| Carol Glatz | March 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Pope Francis has a common cold and has no symptoms that could be attributed to another illness, the Vatican said.

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Catholic schools in archdiocese respond to coronavirus concerns

Catholic schools in archdiocese respond to coronavirus concerns

| March 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis are taking steps to help curb the spread of the new coronavirus. 

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Bethlehem holy sites to be closed after COVID-19 reported at hotel

Bethlehem holy sites to be closed after COVID-19 reported at hotel

| Judith Sudilovsky | March 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem urged its faithful to cooperate with the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Health, following its order March 5 to close all schools, universities, mosques and churches, including the Church of the Nativity and Shepherd’s Field.

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As COVID-19 spreads, Catholic entities worldwide take precautions

As COVID-19 spreads, Catholic entities worldwide take precautions

| Bronwen Dachs | March 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Catholic aid agencies are protecting their staff’s safety as they increase their worldwide efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus COVID-19.

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U.S. dioceses adopt wide-ranging plans to limit spread of coronavirus

U.S. dioceses adopt wide-ranging plans to limit spread of coronavirus

| March 3, 2020 | 0 Comments

As worry about the spread of the coronavirus continues and health officials tend to the sick and emphasize best practices for guarding against getting the disease, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin of Providence, Rhode Island, tweeted a message for the faithful in his diocese March 6.

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