Tag: coronavirus

French bishops express concern about discrimination against believers

The French Episcopate emphasised that freedom of religion is "a constitutive element of democratic life."

Italian Episcopate criticises government decisions regarding Mass

From the 4th of May, the "second phase" of the fight against the pandemic will come into effect in Italy.

South Carolina megachurch turns campuses into blood donation centres

Blood drives at NewSpring began on Thursday at the church’s main campus in Anderson. 

Italian priest refuses to interrupt Holy Mass despite police intervention

The priest explained that the faithful participating in the Mass were the family of a person who died of a coronavirus infection.

French newspapers at war against Viktor Orbán while France faces sanitary chaos

Orbán is being targeted even though there are ninety times more deaths from the COVID-19 in France than in Hungary.

Pandemic may revive Islamic State and hurt Iraq’s minorities, say NGOs

For Iraqi Christian and Yazidi communities still recovering from the destruction the coronavirus poses significant risks

COVID-19 makes life harder for Africa’s persecuted Christians

The Christian ministry’s World Watch Research refers to the DRC, Nigeria, Sudan and Cameroon as areas with rising persecution.

Portuguese government refuses to allow public worship to resume

Prime Minister Antonio Costa stipulated that restrictions on participation in services may remain in force "for many months."

Priest arrested in Kenya for spreading coronavirus

A Catholic priest is one of two people in Kenya to be charged with “negligently spreading an infectious disease”

The fate of persecuted Christians during the pandemic remains tragic

Christians feel threatened and abandoned in Nigeria, where they make up over half of the population.