Vatican

A patient in a biocontainment unit is carried on a stretcher at the Columbus Covid 2 Hospital in Rome, Monday, March 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
The medical and humanitarian emergency unfolding before their eyes has made it clear that the Western health care system of centralized hospital care cannot handle this and future epidemics and needs to shift toward more community-focused care.
Colleen Dulle March 25, 2020
On "Inside the Vatican," the hosts examine how the pope is using every spiritual and communications tool available to him to give people a sense of consolation.
The staff and 92 seminarians at the Pontifical North American College in Rome pose for a photograph March 15, 2020, on the steps leading to the seminary chapel. A week later, the college informed the seminarians that they should return to the United States because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. (CNS photo/courtesy of the Pontifical North American College)
Gerard O’Connell March 23, 2020
The decision to close N.A.C. was taken after the Italian prime minister over the weekend imposed new restrictions on the production of goods and the movement of employees.
Pope Francis is seen in a window greeting a few nuns standing in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican March 22, 2020, after reciting his weekly Angelus prayer from the library of the Apostolic Palace. (CNS photo/Alberto Lingria, Reuters)
Gerard O’Connell March 22, 2020
“In these days of trial, as humanity trembles at the threat of the [coronavirus] pandemic, I would propose that all Christians join their voices together to heaven,” Pope Francis said.
The decree was signed by Cardinal Robert Sarah, prefect of the congregation, and by Archbishop Arthur Roche, secretary.
Medical workers at Gemelli Hospital in Rome wear protective suits as they attend an elderly coronavirus patient on March 16, 2020. (CNS photo/Policlinico Gemelli, handout via Reuters)
Gerard O’Connell March 19, 2020
Pope Francis said, “The prayer of the rosary is the prayer of the humble and of the saints who, through its mysteries, contemplate with Mary the life of Jesus, the merciful face of the Father.”