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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceMarch 27, 2020
The papal almoner's office announced March 26 that the pope was donating 30 ventilators to "hospitals in the areas most affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceMarch 24, 2020
The pope prayed for prisoners and their families who are unable to visit because of the Italian government's strict social-distancing measures.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceMarch 23, 2020
"I don't like that word because optimism sounds to me like makeup," something false and superficial, he said. "I have hope in humanity, in men and women, and I have hope in the people."
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceMarch 19, 2020
Dressed in white vestments to commemorate the feast of St. Joseph March 19, the pope expressed his closeness to prisoners "who suffer so much in this moment of uncertainty and pain."
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceMarch 18, 2020
Public gatherings, including Masses, have been banned in Italy through April 3, two days before Palm Sunday.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceMarch 13, 2020
During this time of coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis is calling for prayers not only for our elected leaders who are dealing with the crisis, but also for religious who are trying to provide spiritual sustenance for their flocks.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceMarch 12, 2020
Cardinal Peter Turkson says that this period of the coronavirus pandemic is a time for solidarity among peoples.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceFebruary 20, 2020
Three former students at a school for the deaf in Argentina traveled to Rome to demand Pope Francis and Vatican officials release records on priests who abused them and other students.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceFebruary 03, 2020
The three other seminarians -- Pius Kanwai, Peter Umenukor and Stephen Amos -- were released in late January.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News ServiceJanuary 27, 2020
During his visit to Poland in 2016, the pope visited the Auschwitz death camp, where he prayed in silence and met with survivors of the Holocaust.