VATICAN CITY (RNS) — For the first time since March 9, when the Italian government enacted a nationwide lockdown to limit the spread of the pandemic, Catholic faithful will be able to attend Mass with priests in places of worship starting May 18.
(RNS) — According to the bishops' official news outlet, Masses will be open to the public sometime in the last week of May.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Many elderly, less nimble with modern means of communication, are particularly at risk of feeling alone.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Positive coronavirus cases have started to grow in Italy’s very religious south, where high levels of unemployment and organized crime complicate the application of stringent rules to prevent the spread of the pandemic.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — The Rev. Giuseppe Berardelli was known as someone who gave of himself for others.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Cardinal Raymond Burke said that if supermarkets remain open then so should churches.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Italian Catholic bishops have called for a public recitation of the rosary and prayers for health care workers.
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — For the past three days now, my entire neighborhood has emerged from balconies and windows to sing together. People I have never spoken to before now greet me every day at six in the evening.
(RNS) — Our reaction to the coronavirus threat is also a statement about our need for control: our bodies, our world.
PARIS (RNS) — Despite a noted lack of attendance on Sundays, Western Europeans don't mind paying to keep established churches open, according to a new survey by the Pew Research Center.
MOMBASA, Kenya (RNS) — Tourists normally come for snorkeling and lounging on sun-splashed beaches, but lately many come to seek the counsel of witch doctors about illnesses, runs of bad luck or bad marriages.
(RNS) — Pope Francis continues to remake the College of Cardinals so that almost half of the men who will choose his successor have been chosen by him.
(RNS) — As Halloween approaches, the Rev. David Collins, a Jesuit professor of history at Georgetown University, takes us back to a time in European history when witches were persecuted and executed by society.
(AP) — Italy has relied mostly on arresting and deporting suspected extremists to try to keep the country safe from terrorism. But the Italian government has come to embrace prevention, too, especially in the prisons it doesn't want to become training grounds for potential extremists.
ROME (RNS) The LDS church has an estimated 26,000 members in Italy; its members are young and they're growing.