Pope Francis said the coronavirus had put everyone "in the same boat" as he held a dramatic, solitary prayer service in St. Peter's Square on Friday, urging the world to see the crisis as a test of solidarity and a reminder of basic values.
The Vatican is conducting tests for coronavirus on the dozens of priests who live in the same residence as Pope Francis and making contingency plans to move those diagnosed with the disease elsewhere, a source in the Holy See said on Thursday.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and his wife Calista, the US ambassador to the Vatican, have been trapped in Italy while under lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to a report. “Italy is a very sobering experience,” Gingrich told Fox 5 New York. “Everything is closed down. The only thing that is open are...
An Italian man who lives in the same residence as Pope Francis has tested positive for the coronavirus and is being treated at a hospital, according to reports. The clergyman in the Holy See has spent years in the guesthouse known as Santa Maria, where the 83-year-old pontiff has lived since his election in 2013,...
A person who lives in the same Vatican residence as Pope Francis has tested positive for coronavirus and is being treated in an Italian hospital, the Rome newspaper Il Messaggero reported on Wednesday.
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