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  • Want safe church re-openings? Follow CDC guidelines, infectious disease expert says
    on May 24, 2020 at 6:35 pm

    Denver Newsroom, May 24, 2020 / 12:35 pm (CNA).- Timothy Flanigan, M.D., worked to combat the deadly Ebola outbreak of 2014. If someone asks him, “Is it safe for me to go to Mass?” Flanigan has one answer: “Are they following the guidelines the CDC has provided us to decrease the risk of transmission?” In his view, it is the wrong question to ask whether it is safer to […]

  • Pope Francis entrusts China to the Blessed Virgin Mary
    on May 24, 2020 at 11:45 am

    Vatican City, May 24, 2020 / 05:45 am (CNA).- Pope Francis Sunday entrusted China to the Blessed Virgin Mary, and asked people to pray for a new outpouring of the Holy Spirit upon the most populated country in the world. “Dear Catholic brothers and sisters in China, I wish to assure you that the universal Church, of which you are an integral part, shares your hopes and supports you in […]

  • Warning of global hunger crisis, CRS launches campaign to help
    on May 23, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    CNA Staff, May 23, 2020 / 03:59 pm (CNA).- As the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to worsen an already tenuous food situation for millions across the globe, Catholic Relief Services (CRS) has announced a campaign to help address global hunger. “Now is the time for us to lead the way forward to ensure that these communities have the support they need to make it through this crisis and […]

  • Church of the Holy Sepulchre reopens with restrictions
    on May 23, 2020 at 8:04 pm

    CNA Staff, May 23, 2020 / 02:04 pm (CNA).- The Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is reopening this weekend, after being closed in late March due to the coronavirus pandemic. A statement from the Custodians of the Holy Sepulchre announced that the site would be open to pilgrims beginning May 24. “For safety reasons and in order to avoid the risk of a new spread of the […]

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