Pope prays for teachers, students adapting to online learning
Pope Francis prays as he celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican April 24, 2020. The pope began the Mass praying for teachers and students who have had to adapt to working online during the COVID-19 pandemic. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) See POPE-MASS-TEACHERS-PRIESTS April 24, 2020.

Pope prays for teachers, students adapting to online learning

Pope Francis prays as he celebrates Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae at the Vatican April 24, 2020. The pope began the Mass praying for teachers and…

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Spain’s serenading priests bring neighbors together amid lockdown
Father Gabriel Benedicto, pastor of the Church of Our Lady of La Paloma in Madrid, speaks via Zoom video chat April 23, 2020. The Spanish priest, along with other priests at the parish, have been serenading their parish neighborhood with a festive repertoire of music since March during a nationwide lockdown because of the COVID-19 pandemic. (CNS photo/YouTube) See COVID-SPAIN-PRIESTS-SING April 24, 2020.

Spain’s serenading priests bring neighbors together amid lockdown

ROME (CNS) -- While the coronavirus pandemic has forced people in Madrid to isolate themselves in their apartments, it also has paradoxically brought people together in new and unexpected ways.…

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Bishops in Amazon urge Peru to guard indigenous needs during pandemic
Kukama boys watch boats on the Amazon's Maranon River near Dos de Mayo in Peru's Loreto region. As the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic increasingly exposes fault lines between the rich and poor, the eight bishops of Peru's Amazonian region have urged the government to pay particular attention to the needs of indigenous people. (CNS photo/Barbara Fraser) See COVID-PERU-AMAZON April 23, 2020.

Bishops in Amazon urge Peru to guard indigenous needs during pandemic

Kukama boys watch boats on the Amazon's Maranon River near Dos de Mayo in Peru's Loreto region. As the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic increasingly exposes fault lines between the rich and…

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Update: 20% of church entities that applied received SBA loans to keep staff
Peg Prentice, biomedical program director at The Catholic High School of Baltimore, carries medical supplies March 24, 2020, that will be donated to Mercy Medical Center amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Diocesan Fiscal Management Conference said one in five Catholic entities that applied received funds under a $349 billion federal small business loan program designed to keep people employed for up to eight weeks in response to the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/courtesy The Catholic High School of Baltimore) See CHURCH-PAYCHECK-PROTECTION-LOANS April 23, 2020.

Update: 20% of church entities that applied received SBA loans to keep staff

Peg Prentice, biomedical program director at The Catholic High School of Baltimore, carries medical supplies March 24, 2020, that will be donated to Mercy Medical Center amid the coronavirus pandemic.…

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Newsom urged to provide more funds to immigrants, workers during pandemic
Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and other bishops from California, Hawaii and Nevada arrive to concelebrate Mass at the Basilica of St. Mary Major while making their "ad limina" visits in Rome Jan. 30, 2020. California bishops are asking Gov. Gavin Newsom to increase aid to immigrants in the country without documents and low-wage workers during the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Paul Haring) See CALIF-AID-IMMIGRANTS-LOW-WAGE April 23, 2020.

Newsom urged to provide more funds to immigrants, workers during pandemic

Archbishop Jose H. Gomez of Los Angeles, president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, and other bishops from California, Hawaii and Nevada arrive to concelebrate Mass at the Basilica…

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Dioceses scramble to meet the need to feed the poor at their door
Workers prepare sandwiches at the Franciscan Center of Baltimore for those in need, in this spring 2020 photo. (CNS photo/courtesy Franciscan Center of Baltimore) See FOOD-DIOCESES April 23, 2020.

Dioceses scramble to meet the need to feed the poor at their door

Workers prepare sandwiches at the Franciscan Center of Baltimore for those in need, in this spring 2020 photo. CNS photo/courtesy Franciscan Center of Baltimore WASHINGTON (CNS) -- From one end…

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