Coronavirus: Italian Army Sends Coffins to Be Cremated as Cemeteries Fill Up

Italian army trucks on Thursday transported dozens of coffins from a cemetery in hard-hit Bergamo that will be brought to and temporarily stored in churches across the Lombardy region, awaiting cremation. The high number of deaths from COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus, has caused many cemeteries to have to reject coffins due to … Read more Coronavirus: Italian Army Sends Coffins to Be Cremated as Cemeteries Fill Up

COVID-19 in Italy | Coffins stored in church

Italian army trucks on Thursday transported dozens of coffins from a cemetery in hard-hit #Bergamo that will be brought to and temporarily stored in churches across Lombardy region, awaiting cremation. The high number of deaths from #COVID19, the illness caused by coronavirus, has caused many cemeteries to have to reject coffins due to lack of … Read more COVID-19 in Italy | Coffins stored in church

Justin Welby says church is providing ‘hope and comfort’ during coronavirus crisis | ITV News

The Archbishop of Canterbury has told ITV News the Church of England has “reinvented” itself in response to the coronavirus crisis and was providing “comfort and hope”. Archbishop Justin Welby said the Church was offering vital support in “difficult times” and said “ten times as many people” were watching online services compared to the numbers … Read more Justin Welby says church is providing ‘hope and comfort’ during coronavirus crisis | ITV News

Australia’s Greek churches shut due to coronavirus | The World

The Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Australia has become the latest religious institution to suspend church services due to coronavirus. As Manny Tsigas explains, the decision comes a week after church leaders in Greece sparked a massive outcry by insisting its method of communion would not spread the virus. For more from ABC News, click here: … Read more Australia’s Greek churches shut due to coronavirus | The World

Georgia priests bless Tbilisi city in bid to contain COVID-19

The Orthodox Church in Georgia has taken a unique approach to tackle the coronavirus outbreak, by sprinkling holy water. Georgia has detected 34 cases of infection and priests say they have turned to God to save the country. They have been driving around the capital to bless residents and commuters. Al Jazeera’s Robin Forestier-Walker reports … Read more Georgia priests bless Tbilisi city in bid to contain COVID-19

Coronavirus victim’s son recalls father’s final moments as he died | ITV News

The son of an 88-year-old church choir singer, who died after contracting coronavirus, has told of his heartbreak that he could not be with his father in his “direst hour” due to strict rules surrounding the respiratory disease. Darrell Blakeley, who contracted coronavirus at a restaurant after coming into contact with a skier returning from … Read more Coronavirus victim’s son recalls father’s final moments as he died | ITV News

The Pope Prayed for the End of the Coronavirus Pandemic

In spite of demands to stay at home as much as possible from Italian health authorities, Pope Francis on Sunday left the Vatican to make a surprise visit to two churches in Rome. The pope’s trip included a brief stroll on a central Rome shopping street, Via del Corso, to pray for the end of … Read more The Pope Prayed for the End of the Coronavirus Pandemic

Greece suspends church activities, closes tourist sites

As the number of confirmed cases in Greece rises above 300, the government has taken tougher measures. That includes shutting schools, bars, and cafes. Authorities have also ordered people to stay home and avoid gatherings, including church activities. Subscribe to us on YouTube: https://goo.gl/lP12gA Download our APP on Apple Store (iOS): https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/cctvnews-app/id922456579?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8 Download our APP … Read more Greece suspends church activities, closes tourist sites

Health officials tracking down worshippers after Auckland parishioner diagnosed with Covid-19

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Coronavirus: Church rituals questioned | The World

Concerns are being raised in Greece about whether churches should be taking more precautions amid coronavirus fears. But the Church of Greece’s ruling body insists its holy communion ritual, where worshippers sip from the same spoon dipped in a wine chalice, is safe. The World’s Manny Tsigas explains. For more from ABC News, click here: … Read more Coronavirus: Church rituals questioned | The World