Coronavirus

Pope Francis’ decision to forgo wearing a mask has been noticed, with some concern, by the commission of Vatican experts he appointed.
Students at Boston College pray the Examen, while wearing masks and engaging in social distancing. (Photo courtesy of Joseph Vecchio and Emily Egan)
Kevin Christopher Robles October 20, 2020
The coronavirus pandemic has caused campus ministries around the country to reassess how to best minister to their students.
In keeping with Italian law, all of the religious leaders, including Pope Francis, wore a mask except when delivering their speeches, which they did while keeping a distance from those listening.
Archbishop Bashar Warda speaks at the opening of a new recovery center originally built by L'Œuvre d’Orient, France, and prepared for Covid-19 patients by the Chaldean Archdiocese of Erbil. (Photo by Stivan Shany, courtesy of the Archdiocese of Erbil)
Kevin Clarke October 19, 2020
Though the Christian communities around Erbil, like much of Iraq, were spared by the first wave of the pandemic, the numbers of Covid-19 cases and deaths rose dramatically over the summer and appear now on the cusp of another significant acceleration.
A resident at the Domus Sanctae Marthae, the residence where Pope Francis lives, tested positive for Covid-19.
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Thomas P. Harmon October 16, 2020
The question Lewis proposed is analogous to the one we have to deal with now: What use is it to study during wartime?