Vatican shuts down museums as COVID-19 cases, deaths mount in Italy
A woman wearing a protective face mask takes a picture as she visits the Vatican Museums June 1, 2020. The Vatican has announced that museums and necropolis tours will be closed to the public from Nov. 5-Dec. 3 as Italy faces increased COVID-19 cases and restrictions. (CNS photo/Guglielmo Mangiapane, Reuters)

Vatican shuts down museums as COVID-19 cases, deaths mount in Italy

The Italian government also began new restrictions; pope’s general audiences now closed to public and will be livestreamed

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Across the U.S., voters cast ballots on issues including abortion and marijuana
A boy waits for his mom to vote during the presidential election at Ida B. Wells Middle School in Washington Nov. 3, 2020. (CNS photo/Tyler Orsburn)

Across the U.S., voters cast ballots on issues including abortion and marijuana

Abortion-related measures were among 120 proposed state laws and constitutional amendments on the ballot in 32 states.

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Remembering all the souls in heaven
Parishioners at Sagrado Corazon Church at the Catholic Pastoral Center in Nashville attended Mass on All Souls Day, Monday, Nov. 2, and observed the Mexican tradition of honoring their deceased loved ones on Dia de Muertos, or Day of the Dead. Part of the custom is to build an altar, called an ofrenda, to hold photos of loved ones, their favorite foods, marigolds, and other decorative items. The ofrenda at Sacred Heart featured photos of the late Bishop David Choby and the late Father Richard Gagnon, S.D.S., the former director of Hispanic ministry for the Diocese of Nashville.

Remembering all the souls in heaven

Parishioners at Sagrado Corazon Church at the Catholic Pastoral Center in Nashville attended Mass on All Souls Day, Monday, Nov. 2, and observed the Mexican tradition of honoring their deceased…

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