Category Archives: World

Ethicists, lawyers see dangers in rationing of scarce health resources

By Nancy Frazier O’Brien  Catholic News Service BALTIMORE (CNS) — Catholic ethicists and legal experts are sounding the alarm that the scarcity of resources such as ventilators and hospital beds during the current coronavirus pandemic could prompt health care decisions … Continue reading

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Latin American governments weigh pandemic shutdown vs. economic hardship

By Barbara Fraser  Catholic News Service LIMA, Peru (CNS) — On day nine of the state of emergency that Peru imposed to stop the spread of the coronavirus, Antonio Palomino Quispe got home just after the nightly curfew began. He … Continue reading

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Reaching out, learning names, holding tight in Rome’s lockdown

By Nancy McNally  Catholic News Service ROME (CNS) — “School was just canceled,” I said to my kids March 4. Dario, 16, and Adriana, 15, were jumping for joy in our living room, which is still a bit of a … Continue reading

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Vatican asks bishops to help faithful celebrate Holy Week, Easter at home

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — 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 … Continue reading

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Italian doctors: Staff overwhelmed during pandemic; model must change

By Carol Glatz  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Doctors working in the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy have launched an appeal in a major medical journal warning the outbreak in their province is out of control. … Continue reading

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Catholic agencies: Move refugees from Greece to avoid pandemic disaster

By Jonathan Luxmoore Catholic News Service OXFORD, England (CNS) — Catholic aid agencies have urged the evacuation of Syrian war refugees from camps in Greece to “avert a catastrophe” from the coronavirus. “More than 42,000 people are trapped in hopelessly … Continue reading

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Pope, Christian leaders around the globe join in prayer for pandemic’s end

By Cindy Wooden  Catholic News Service VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Joined by Orthodox, Anglican and Protestant church leaders and faithful from around the world, Pope Francis led the recitation of the Lord’s Prayer, imploring God’s mercy on humanity amid the … Continue reading

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