Posts Tagged ‘Pope Francis and Covid-19’

Pope praises Catholic group combating COVID-19 misinformation

Thursday, February 10th, 2022
Pope combating misinformation

The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked an “infodemic,” Pope Francis said during a meeting where he praised a Catholic media group combating vaccine misinformation. Francis also denounced fake news about COVID-19 and vaccines on Jan 28, but he also urged that people who believe such mistruths are helped to understand real scientific facts. “We can hardly Read more

Global modification to Ash Wednesday ceremonies

Monday, February 15th, 2021
Ash Wednesday impacted by Covid-19

Churches around the world have modified Ash Wednesday ceremonies due to the impact of Covid-19. The holy day of prayer and fasting is one of the highest contact observances on the liturgical calendar. It takes place on 17 February this year. Many churches mark the beginning of the penitential season of Lent with clergy marking Read more