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A study by the State University of Milan, Italy, has reported that the fear and uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic has led to an increase in religiosity and devotional practice within the country.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
During Sunday Mass on May 17, Pope Francis publicly thanked all those workers who help sanitize hospitals and neighborhoods during the pandemic and offered prayers for their work and safety.
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In a letter commemorating the centenary of Pope Saint John Paul II's birth, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI reflects that John Paul sought to spread the message that "God's mercy is intended for every individual" and that the late pope was no "moral rigorist" that some have portrayed him as being.
Indian farmworkers collect vegetables that the company hopes to sell in the market in Sant'Angelo Romano, Italy, in this April 22, 2020, photo. (CNS photo/Guglielmo Mangiapane, Reuters)
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Mindful of how migrant farmworkers are often exploited, the Italian government has granted temporary residency to those agricultural workers who do not have proper documentation.
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As countries continue to reel from the economic fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis offered prayers for the men and women who have been unable to work.
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Officials in Vatican City are cautiously preparing protocols for reopening various sites to the public so that people will be safe from the coronavirus.
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Cardinal Anders Arborelius of Sweden is concerned that Sweden's relaxed attitude toward handling the pandemic will adversely affect the most vulnerable, particularly the elderly, minorities and children.
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At his morning Mass, Pope Francis prayed especially for the safety and the work of journalists all over the world during this time of pandemic.
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Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Vatican has postponed the beatifications that were scheduled for May and June, one of which included that of the late Polish Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, mentor and friend of Pope Saint John Paul II.
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Junno Arocho Esteves - Catholic News Service
The pope began his homily by reflecting on the Sunday Gospel reading from St. John, in which Christ not only presents himself as the shepherd but also as "the gate for the sheep" because "whoever enters through me will be saved."