Posts Tagged ‘Covid-19 Vatican’

Vatican to vaccinate 1,200 people in need during Holy Week

Monday, March 29th, 2021

The Vatican plans to vaccinate 1,200 people living in poverty during Holy Week with the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. The Office of Papal Charities is offering doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, purchased by the Holy See and offered by the Lazzaro Spallanzani Hospital through the Vatican COVID-19 Commission, to “the poorest and most marginalized people who, Read more

Pope’s charity provides free coronavirus tests for homeless

Monday, December 7th, 2020
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Pope Francis’ charity has provided free flu vaccines and coronavirus tests to homeless people living in a town near Rome. The Vatican ambulance carried the medical supplies to the small seaside town of Torvaianica, located about 45 miles south of Rome city center. In heavy rain, health staff from the papal charity office administered the Read more

Immaculate Conception: Pope Francis cancels traditional act of veneration due to pandemic

Thursday, December 3rd, 2020

The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis will not visit Rome’s Piazza di Spagna this year for the traditional veneration of Mary on the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception due to the pandemic. Instead, Francis will mark the feast day with “an act of private devotion, entrusting the city of Rome, its inhabitants and the Read more