Neither Pope Francis nor any of his closest collaborators have the COVID-19 virus, said Matteo Bruni, director of the Vatican press office.
Pope Francis expressed his gratitude to the many men and women who have been inspired to help the poor and accompany the sick and the elderly during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Vatican has asked Catholic bishops around the world, both in the Latin rite and the Eastern Catholic Churches, to provide their faithful with resources to support personal and family prayer during Holy Week and at Easter.
Pope Francis joined by Orthodox, Anglican and Protestant church leaders and faithful from around the world recite the Lord’s Prayer amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Citing the increasing loss of lives to COVID-19 and a lack of medical resources, an Iranian cleric has urged Pope Francis to do what he can to help get U.S. sanctions against Iran lifted.
Pope Francis’ devotion to St. Joseph amid the COVID-19 pandemic calls us to be patient and have strength in faith, compassion and openness to others.
People must use this time of the coronavirus pandemic to rediscover the importance of small, concrete gestures of affection and care toward others.
Pope Francis urged Christians March 17 to remember the elderly who are suffering not only loneliness but also fear due to the spread of the coronavirus.