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Coronavirus: Cardinal Tagle urges "forgiveness of debt” of poor countries

Philippine Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle urges that in the current Covid-19 crisis that is wreaking havoc on economies worldwide, rich countries write off the debt of poor countries.

Religious of India urged to reach out to those hit by lockdown

The Indian government on 24 March ordered a 21-days nationwide lockdown on the country of 1.3 billion population, to curb the spread of the Covid-19. Millions of migrants and daily-wage earners have been caught off guard, without jobs, money, food, shelter and the means to return home.

Covid-19: Pope urges governments to act for the common good

Pope Francis responds to a letter from the President of the Pan American Committee of Judges for Social Rights and Franciscan Doctrine, addressing the issues of measures adopted by governments to defend their populations against the Covid-19 virus.

Vatican Dicastery calls for efforts to confront water-related issues

The Vatican Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development publishes a document on the need to safeguard and care for the planet’s water reservoirs and provide clean water to all.

Vatican Museum: Beauty that unites! 1

Beauty creates communion. It unites onlookers from a distance, uniting past, present and future. Pope Francis has recalled this on a number of occasions. The Church has always translated the universality of the Good News into the language of art. From this premise, this dramatic moment in history characterized by uncertainty and isolation, gives rise to this initiative which is a partnership between the Vatican Museum and Vatican News: Masterpieces from the Vatican Collection accompanied by comments from the words of the Popes.

Pontifical Academy for Life: pandemic challenges human fraternity

In a Note on the Covid-19 emergency, the Pontifical Academy for Life says the pandemic is an opportunity for the “spirit of humanism to influence institutional culture”.

Coronavirus: Earth’s unlikely ally

The changes in human behavior due to the Covid-19 virus pandemic are yielding unintended benefits to the planet

Covid-19: UK Bishop urges support for Catholic charities

The Chair of Caritas Social Action Network in Britain encourages Catholics to be especially supportive of the poor and vulnerable during the coronavirus pandemic.

Cyberspace – a new environment for worship

How does the Church in Africa continue to be ‘church’ in the face of Covid-19?

Pope at Mass: ‘We pray for those who remain in fear’

Pope Francis prayed for those overcome by “fear because of the pandemic”, and reflected on the two women from Monday’s readings during Mass at the Casa Santa Marta. (playback included)