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Before large gatherings were banned, including recommendations about worship services, there was the Beyoncé Mass. NCR's Jesse Remedios went to one on Sunday. Read about it here.
There is quite a wave of news about the pandemic; we're keeping tabs here, where you can see all the stories we post about the coronavirus and COVID-19 (the condition it causes). The latest stories:
- How Italy went from 'wash your hands' to 'stay at home'
- Pray and wash: Religion joins with science amid virus crisis
- Coronavirus is a physical and spiritual threat (Thomas Reese's latest Signs of the Times column)
Time goes on. Can you believe it's the seventh anniversary of the election of Pope Francis? Pat Marrin made a special cartoon for the occasion.
There's a nice film trailer linked in Chris Herlinger's news piece about a new documentary called "Wells of Hope." The film is structured around Alwan telling the story of a young Syrian refugee named Shaima, whose life takes a tragic turn when she accepts an offer of marriage to a man in Turkey who turns out to be an imposter and involved in a human trafficking network. Hats off to Talitha Kum for spurring the creation of this educational, and emotional, tool for raising awareness about human trafficking.
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