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Feb 26, 2021 - 03:11 pm .- While maintaining restrictions on transit, gatherings, and worship services amid the coronavirus pandemic, Spanish authorities will allow marches for International Women’s Day next month.
Feb 23, 2021 - 07:05 am .- Catholic leaders in Europe have urged the European Union to be guided by solidarity, fraternity, and social justice as it distributes and administers the COVID-19 vaccine.
Feb 22, 2021 - 05:30 am .- The penance called for in the Christian life, and accentuated during Lent, can help us make sense of the sacrifices we have been called on to make during the coronavirus pandemic, a Vatican cardinal has said.
Feb 21, 2021 - 07:03 am .- Pope Francis on Saturday expressed his gratitude for the sacrifice of medical workers, especially those who have died in the coronavirus pandemic.
Feb 19, 2021 - 03:55 pm .- The Peruvian bishops’ conference on Thursday condemned the country’s vaccine scandal, in which hundreds of prominent figures took advantage of their positions to receive coronavirus vaccination out of turn.
Feb 19, 2021 - 10:45 am .- A Catholic health centre of the Diocese of Wau has temporarily shut down after all three doctors at the facility tested positive for Covid-19.
Feb 19, 2021 - 04:00 am .- Catholic bishops across Europe will join together in prayer throughout Lent for victims of the coronavirus pandemic. 
Feb 18, 2021 - 08:30 am .- In a decree issued earlier this month, the cardinal who heads the Vatican City State said that employees who refuse to receive the COVID-19 vaccine when deemed necessary for their work could face penalties up to termination of employment.
Feb 17, 2021 - 04:01 pm .- The worship of God is ‘utterly essential’ and political leaders need to be told this, the Bishop of Raphoe wrote Tuesday in a pastoral letter marking the beginning of Lent.
Feb 17, 2021 - 07:00 am .- The Vatican Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments issued guidelines on Wednesday for the celebration of Holy Week this year in light of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.
Feb 16, 2021 - 12:00 pm .- An English cardinal said on Saturday that the coronavirus pandemic is inspiring a “revival of prayer.” 
Feb 14, 2021 - 04:00 am .- A Catholic doctor called on Sunday for an independent inquiry into reports that COVID-19 patients with learning disabilities have been given “do not resuscitate” notices during the second wave of the virus in the U.K.
Feb 13, 2021 - 08:00 am .- If you’ve experienced ups and downs during the pandemic, you are not alone. So has Archbishop John Wilson, leader of the sprawling English archdiocese of Southwark. 
Feb 12, 2021 - 05:01 pm .- California’s Santa Clara County has again banned indoor worship, saying its rules to mitigate coronavirus spread are “fundamentally different” from Gov. Gavin Newsom’s order recently blocked by the U.S. Supreme Court because it treats all indoor gatherings similarly.
Feb 12, 2021 - 09:35 am .- The Knights of Columbus have sent more than $200,000 of oxygen and related supplies to the Amazon regions of Brazil and Peru, following pleas from bishops whose people face crowded hospitals amid a coronavirus surge.
Feb 12, 2021 - 06:00 am .- Pope Francis on Friday told academics and diplomats that the coronavirus crisis showed the “urgent need” to build a “culture of encounter.” 
Feb 11, 2021 - 08:00 am .- On the feast of Our Lady of Lourdes, the papal delegate for the Marian shrine urged masked pilgrims and virtual viewers alike not to lose hope in the face of sickness and difficulties.
Feb 9, 2021 - 07:00 am .- The Catholic bishop overseeing preparations for World Youth Day 2023 in Lisbon, Portugal, has said that the event will be an opportunity to renew hope in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.
Feb 9, 2021 - 04:35 am .- The Vatican called on Tuesday for a rethinking of elder care in a document arguing that the elderly are best cared for in an environment more like a family home than a hospital.
Feb 6, 2021 - 11:04 am .- California’s strict coronavirus rules banning indoor worship were blocked and revised by a U.S. Supreme Court injunction late Friday night, drawing praise from figures like Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone.