Tag: COVID-19

Celebrations in Fatima again under sanitary regime in Portugal

Pilgrims will have limited access to the apparition shrine and candle lighting.

California churches celebrate win for religious liberty

The cases against the measures were filed by the Thomas More Society, a nonprofit law firm defending religious freedom.

Churchgoers fined nearly $75.000 for Sunday worship in Nova Scotia

Testing is soaring and so cases are up; Walmart and Costco are packed, but going to church is a punishable offense.

Pilgrims avoided Ethiopia’s historic churches at Easter

COVID-19 pandemic and recent fighting in Tigray sway tourists away from Lalibela rock churches.

Irish government lifts ban on Holy Mass after five months

The once Catholic country turned out to be the only one in Europe where physical access to the Blessed Sacrament was so limited.

COVID-19 restrictions "harmed religious minorities", according to USCRIF

The report expains that “the pandemic fostered a wave of misinformation targeting religious minorities.”

Canadian health authorities barricade a church

Earlier this year, the church's pastor was jailed for a month and a half for refusing to respect health restrictions.

Pastor arrested for violating worship restrictions to be released from jail

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police and Alberta Health Services have been investigating the church.

Fifty-two per cent of Americans volunteered for the first time during a pandemic

Sixty-five per cent of Americans said the pandemic has provided them with a “wake-up call” to reach out to their communities.

Malta's Episcopate cancels Masses for the faithful

Parish offices will only be open for basic services and preferably by appointment only.