Pope joins interreligious prayer, begging God to end pandemic
Pope Francis begins Mass May 14, 2020, explaining that he is joining members of all religions in a day of prayer, fasting and charity, asking God to free the world from the coronavirus pandemic. The Mass was celebrated in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae, his Vatican residence. (CNS photo/Vatican Media) See POPE-MASS-INTERRELIGIOUS-PRAYER May 14, 2020.

Pope joins interreligious prayer, begging God to end pandemic

VATICAN CITY (CNS) -- At a time of global "tragedy and suffering" because of the coronavirus, and in view of the long-term impact it will have, believers of every religion…

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Italy grants temporary residency to migrant farmworkers
Indian farmworkers collect vegetables that the company hopes to sell in the market in Sant'Angelo Romano, Italy, in this April 22, 2020, photo. (CNS photo/Guglielmo Mangiapane, Reuters) See COVID-ITALY-MIGRANTS May 14, 2020.

Italy grants temporary residency to migrant farmworkers

Indian farmworkers collect vegetables that the company hopes to sell in the market in Sant'Angelo Romano, Italy, in this April 22, 2020, photo. CNS photo/Guglielmo Mangiapane, Reuters ROME (CNS) --…

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Priest in Amazon sees Zoom wakes as way to comfort suffering
Mortuary workers wearing protective gear are seen preparing the casket of a victim at a funeral home in Segovia, Spain, April 23, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. (CNS photo/Susana Vera, Reuters) See COVID-ZOOM-WAKE May 14, 2020.

Priest in Amazon sees Zoom wakes as way to comfort suffering

Mortuary workers wearing protective gear are seen preparing the casket of a victim at a funeral home in Segovia, Spain, April 23, 2020, during the COVID-19 pandemic. CNS photo/Susana Vera,…

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CRS unveils hunger awareness campaign as pandemic hinders access to food
Corn farmer Aroldo Antonio Linares Jacome shows some of his crop at his San Jose La Arada, Guatemala, farm Sept. 10, 2019, using a proven practice of managing soil to manage water and increase yields. As acute hunger is expected to double in vulnerable populations because of the coronavirus pandemic, CRS launched an advocacy campaign May 14, 2020, to raise awareness about the world's hungriest people. (CNS Photo/Katlyn Holland, Catholic Relief Services) See CRS-GLOBAL-HUNGER-COVID May 14, 2020.

CRS unveils hunger awareness campaign as pandemic hinders access to food

Corn farmer Aroldo Antonio Linares Jacome shows some of his crop at his San Jose La Arada, Guatemala, farm Sept. 10, 2019, using a proven practice of managing soil to…

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National shrine in Washington celebrates two 100-year milestones this year
The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington is seen in a relatively quiet state May 13, 2020, since it's temporarily closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The land where the shrine now sits was blessed during a special Mass on the site May 16, 1920. The cornerstone was laid Sept. 23, 1920, but the Great Depression and World War II delayed completion of the church until 1959. (CNS photo/Chaz Muth) See NATIONAL-SHRINE-CENTENARIES May 13, 2020.

National shrine in Washington celebrates two 100-year milestones this year

The Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington is seen in a relatively quiet state May 13, 2020, since it's temporarily closed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.…

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Authors discuss pope’s powerful pandemic message
Pope Francis arrives for a prayer service in an empty St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 27, 2020. At the conclusion of the service the pope held the Eucharist as he gave an extraordinary blessing "urbi et orbi" (to the city and the world). The service was livestreamed in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo/Guglielmo Mangiapane, pool via Reuters) See POPE-CORONAVIRUS May 5, 2020.

Authors discuss pope’s powerful pandemic message

Pope Francis arrives for a prayer service in an empty St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 27, 2020. At the conclusion of the service the pope held the Eucharist…

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Parishes prepare to welcome the faithful back to Mass
Mike Decker uses an electric sprayer to apply an electrostatic disinfectant as part of the efforts of the parish to minimize the chance of spreading viruses at Christ the King Church in Nashville, TN on Friday, 15 May 2020. Bishop J. Mark Spalding has reinstated the public celebration of Mass in the diocese at the discretion of pastors effective May 18.

Parishes prepare to welcome the faithful back to Mass

Mike Decker uses an electric sprayer to apply an electrostatic disinfectant as part of the efforts of the parish to minimize the chance of spreading viruses at Christ the King…

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