• Commemorating the fifth anniversary of his encyclical on the environment, Pope Francis called on Christians to join in prayer and acts of care for the Earth and for the poor.

    A homeless man sleeps in a doorway in Manchester, England, in mid-May, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

    A homeless man sleeps in a doorway in Manchester, England, in mid-May, during the COVID-19 pandemic. Commemorating the fifth anniversary of his encyclical "Laudato Si'," Pope Francis called on Christians to join in prayer and acts of care for the earth and for the poor. (CNS photo by Phil Noble/Reuters)

  • President Donald Trump declared house of worship "essential" and directed the country's governors "to do the right thing and allow these very important essential places of faith to open...

    President Donald Trump arrives to make a statement to reporters at the White House in Washington about reopening U.S. places of worship by declaring them "essential" May 22, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic.

    President Donald Trump arrives to make a statement to reporters at the White House in Washington about reopening U.S. places of worship by declaring them "essential" May 22, 2020, during the coronavirus pandemic. (CNS photo by Leah Millis/Reuters)

  • Catholic dioceses around the United States and Canada are issuing guidelines and other protocols or otherwise...

    Brian Eberhardt of St. Paul, Minn., waits to be escorted to a pew at the Church of St. Peter May 19, 2020. (CNS photo by Dave Hrbacek, The Catholic Spirit)

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