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Bishop encourages viewers to participate in daily Mass on RTÉ

The Bishop of Raphoe has encouraged viewers to participate in daily Mass broadcast by RTÉ. His call came as recent figures showed that daily Mass broadcast by RTÉ had an average television audience of 34,600. The broadcast is a response to the Covid-19 related...

Archdiocese to livestream display Shroud of Turin on Holy Saturday

With people forced to stay home, even during Holy Week, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Archbishop of Turin has announced a special online exposition of the Shroud of Turin, which many believe is the burial cloth of Jesus. On Holy Saturday, 11th April, as...

British and Irish Church leaders united in response to Covid-19 pandemic

Church leaders across the UK and Ireland have urged all people to celebrate ‘our common faith’ and help and support those in need. In an unprecedented move, the Church leaders came together last week for a video conference, which included senior religious leaders from...

Priest’s heroic action “greater love has no person ….”

An Italian priest who gave a life-saving respirator to a younger coronavirus patient he did not know has died of the disease.

Father Giuseppe Berardelli, 72, died in hospital in Lovere, Bergamo – one of the worst-hit cities in Italy.

At least 50 priests have reportedly been killed by coronavirus in Italy.

According to the hospital, Fr Berardelli refused to use a respirator his parishioners had bought for him – choosing to give it to a younger patient, instead.

Residents of Casnigo were reported to have applauded from their windows and balconies as the coffin was taken for burial. There was no funeral.

On Tuesday, Pope Francis led a prayer for the deceased doctors and priests, “thanking God for their heroic example in serving those who were sick”.

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Bishop encourages viewers to participate in daily Mass on RTÉ

The Bishop of Raphoe has encouraged viewers to participate in daily Mass broadcast by RTÉ. His call came as recent figures showed that daily Mass broadcast by RTÉ had an average television audience of 34,600. The broadcast is a response to the Covid-19 related...

Archdiocese to livestream display Shroud of Turin on Holy Saturday

With people forced to stay home, even during Holy Week, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Archbishop of Turin has announced a special online exposition of the Shroud of Turin, which many believe is the burial cloth of Jesus. On Holy Saturday, 11th April, as...

British and Irish Church leaders united in response to Covid-19 pandemic

Church leaders across the UK and Ireland have urged all people to celebrate ‘our common faith’ and help and support those in need. In an unprecedented move, the Church leaders came together last week for a video conference, which included senior religious leaders from...