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Vatican offices to remain open amid coronavirus lockdown Watch

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Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Vatican City State offices and dicasteries of the Holy See will remain open and working, with additional ... continue reading


The Fourteen Holy Helpers: Plague saints for a time of coronavirus Watch

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By this time in the coronavirus outbreak, you may have cruised the empty toilet paper aisles and pasta shelves at your local grocery store, ... continue reading


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Media hype? If the flu is worse than the coronavirus, why all the panic? Watch

Image of Much of the public response has been irrational, like the buyout of toilet paper. However, some concern is warranted, given the danger coronavirus poses to at-risk individuals.

We are being told the flu is worse. Panic is unwarranted. Hoarding toilet paper is ridiculous. At the same time, the entire nation of Italy ... continue reading


A WARNING - Priest with cornavirus may have infected 500 Watch

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A Catholic priest may have infected up to 500 people at Mass after distributing Communion and shaking hands with parishioners. The priest ... continue reading


Vatican City confirms first case of coronavirus Watch

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Vatican City has confirmed its first case of coronavirus, a Vatican spokesman said Friday. Vatican City, (CNA) - Vatican City has confirmed ... continue reading


Pope Francis does not have coronavirus, Italian media reports Watch

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Pope Francis was reportedly tested for the novel coronavirus, Covid-19, with negative results, an Italian newspaper said Tuesday. Vatican ... continue reading



Pope Francis sick as Coronavirus spreads and markets fall Watch

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Pope Francis is making headlines because he has a cold. The illness coincides with an outbreak of Coronavirus in Italy. While the Pope does ... continue reading


Is China lying about the Coronavirus?

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Officials around the world are struggling to determine just how bad Corinavirus (COVID19) really is. The situation is compounded by China's ... continue reading


Military readies coronavirus camps across the USA as CDC warns of likely spread Watch

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The U.S. military is preparing temporary facilities to house people returning from regions overseas where coronavirus may be present. The ... continue reading


WHO declares global emergency over coronavirus, but isn't the flu worse? Watch

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The World Health Organization is declaring a global emergency over the coronavirus outbreak, spreading uncontrollably in China and ... continue reading


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