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December 19, 2020 5:50 PM
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California Church Asks Judge to Lift Pandemic Restrictions on Indoor Services - CourthouseNews.com

California Church Asks Judge to Lift Pandemic Restrictions on Indoor Services - CourthouseNews.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Weeks after the U.S. Supreme Court vacated a federal judge’s ruling on Harvest Rock Church’s challenge to California’s indoor gathering restrictions, an attorney for the Christian church said…

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October 2, 2020 10:31 AM
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Why 'namaste' has become the perfect pandemic greeting - ReligionNews.com

Why 'namaste' has become the perfect pandemic greeting - ReligionNews.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it
(The Conversation) — As people the world over are choosing to ditch the handshakes and hugs for fear of contracting the coronavirus, namaste is becoming the perfect pandemic greeting.
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June 9, 2020 6:25 AM
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Tear Gas Is Way More Dangerous Than Police Let On — Especially During the Coronavirus Pandemic — ProPublica.org

Tear Gas Is Way More Dangerous Than Police Let On — Especially During the Coronavirus Pandemic — ProPublica.org | Apollyon | Scoop.it

In the middle of a respiratory pandemic, law enforcement agencies have used tear gas in especially dangerous ways. The chemical agent also seeps into homes, contaminates food, furniture, skin and surfaces, and can cause long-term lung damage.

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May 13, 2020 9:28 AM
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Pope Francis praises nurses and calls for more investment in health care - MercoPress.com

Pope Francis praises nurses and calls for more investment in health care - MercoPress.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Pope Francis praised the work of nurses around the world on Tuesday, saying the coronavirus crisis had shown how vital their service is, as he appealed to governments to invest more in healthcare.

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April 17, 2020 2:08 PM
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Louisiana pastor defied pandemic restrictions at his church — now one of his parishioners is dead from COVID-19 – Raw Story

Louisiana pastor defied pandemic restrictions at his church — now one of his parishioners is dead from COVID-19 – Raw Story | Apollyon | Scoop.it

A parishioner at the Life Tabernacle Church in Central, Louisiana has reportedly died from the coronavirus weeks after the church’s pastor defied his state’s ban on large gatherings to hold packed church services. Local news station KALB reports that a coroner’s report of a 78-year-old parishioner of the church revealed that he had died after […]

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April 9, 2020 12:49 AM
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Pope Francis: Coronavirus pandemic could be nature's response to climate crisis - CNN.com

Pope Francis: Coronavirus pandemic could be nature's response to climate crisis - CNN.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Pope Francis has said the coronavirus pandemic is one of "nature's responses" to humans ignoring the current ecological crisis.

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April 5, 2020 10:52 AM
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With coronavirus infections linked to religious gatherings, debate rages over worship amid pandemic - ReligionNews.com

With coronavirus infections linked to religious gatherings, debate rages over worship amid pandemic - ReligionNews.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

(RNS) — ‘I just think that puts a lot of vulnerable people at risk,’ said Greg Jones, dean of the Duke Divinity School.

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April 3, 2020 8:16 PM
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Black churches, synagogues face racially abusive 'Zoombombings' - ReligionNews.com

Black churches, synagogues face racially abusive 'Zoombombings' - ReligionNews.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

(RNS) — Minority groups are calling for law enforcement and Zoom to crack down on perpetrators of racial abuse on the platform.

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It appears that it is time for God-fearing people to develop the lines of communication or the apps that will protect their privacy, cultivate their ability to engage in peaceful fellowship, and exclude the evildoers who love neither God nor man. 

 

Last update: 4/4/2020; 2:15 pm.

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March 28, 2020 10:36 PM
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Amid coronavirus pandemic, Catholic church priests and other religious heads deliver sermons online - Scroll.in

Amid coronavirus pandemic, Catholic church priests and other religious heads deliver sermons online - Scroll.in | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Religious leaders across the world are also advocating social distancing....

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March 25, 2020 11:00 PM
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The Pope’s prayer at noon - Vatican News

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Pope Francis invites Christians across the world to join him and pray the ‘Our Father’ amid the global crisis triggered by the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic.

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"We pray for the sick and their families; for health workers and those who help them; for the authorities, law enforcement agencies and volunteers; for the ministers of our communities." - Pope Francis

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October 19, 2020 11:34 PM
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Our church suspended in-person worship until 2021. This one question sealed the deal - ReligionNews.com

Our church suspended in-person worship until 2021. This one question sealed the deal - ReligionNews.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

(RNS) — Decisions about when to reopen churches quickly became political and divisive when the pandemic hit. The answer depends on what questions we ask.

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August 24, 2020 4:41 PM
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Catholics urged to learn signs of domestic abuse - The Tablet

Catholics urged to learn signs of domestic abuse - The Tablet | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Priests and all Catholics are being urged to learn the signs of domestic abuse and how to help victims after a surge in cases during the pandemic. 

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May 22, 2020 10:50 PM
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Livestream of Mass with Pope Francis on Chinese social media raises censorship questions - CatholicNewsAgency.com

Livestream of Mass with Pope Francis on Chinese social media raises censorship questions - CatholicNewsAgency.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

The Vatican revealed this week that Catholics in China were able to use the most popular Chinese state-monitored social media platform, WeChat, to livestream Pope Francis’ daily Mass during the coronavirus pandemic.

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April 23, 2020 2:02 PM
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For Pope Francis, quarantine puts two signature causes in conflict - CRUXNow.com

For Pope Francis, quarantine puts two signature causes in conflict - CRUXNow.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Tensions around the shutdown are being felt all over the world, from Germany, where Catholic bishops are protesting a decision by Chancellor Angela Merkel to keep a ban on religious services in place while reopening thousands of shops, to the US, where the Kansas governor is in a court battle over limits on church gatherings and where Bishop Peter Baldacchino of Las Cruces, New Mexico, has decided to lift the suspension of public Masses on his own.

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April 15, 2020 4:57 PM
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Pope Francis: It might be time to think about a “universal basic wage”. 2020

Pope Francis: It might be time to think about a “universal basic wage”. 2020 | Apollyon | Scoop.it

In an Easter letter to leaders of prominent social movements, Pope Francis suggested that it might be time for countries to consider a universal basic wage.

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"This may be the time to consider a universal basic wage which would acknowledge and dignify the noble, essential tasks you carry out."  - Pope Francis: Easter 2020.

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April 7, 2020 12:35 AM
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Pope Francis establishes emergency fund to combat Covid-19 in mission countries - AmericanMagazine.org

Pope Francis establishes emergency fund to combat Covid-19 in mission countries - AmericanMagazine.org | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Africa, Asia, Oceania and parts of Amazonia that “are being tragically impacted by the spread of the coronavirus pandemic” will be supported by the new fund.

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April 4, 2020 5:27 PM
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As pandemic spreads, Italy’s south turns to Pope Francis, saints - ReligionNews.com

As pandemic spreads, Italy’s south turns to Pope Francis, saints - ReligionNews.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it
VATICAN CITY (RNS) — Positive coronavirus cases have started to grow in Italy’s very religious south, where high levels of unemployment and organized crime complicate the application of stringent rules to prevent the spread of the pandemic.
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April 1, 2020 5:14 PM
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Televangelist Jim Bakker sued for selling fake coronavirus cure - CBS News

Televangelist Jim Bakker sued for selling fake coronavirus cure - CBS News | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Bakker said his product has the ability to kill every pathogen it has ever been tested on, including SARS and HIV – this is completely unfounded.

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This is what I mean when I say: "There are things you shouldn't do, and lies you shouldn't tell."

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March 27, 2020 12:52 AM
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Pastor Who Claimed Covid-19 ‘Hysteria’ Was Plot Against Trump Dies From Virus | Patheos.com

Pastor Who Claimed Covid-19 ‘Hysteria’ Was Plot Against Trump Dies From Virus | Patheos.com | Apollyon | Scoop.it

Religious Ignorance Kills: Landon Spradlin, a Virgina pastor who claimed the “mass hysteria” around the coronavirus pandemic was part of a media plot against Trump, has died from the virus. 

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March 21, 2020 10:15 AM
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With churches closing, US priest offers drive-thru confessions – Raw Story

With churches closing, US priest offers drive-thru confessions – Raw Story | Apollyon | Scoop.it

The United States has long loved its drive-ins and drive-throughs: for movies, fast food, pharmacies and banking. Now the coronavirus pandemic has added a new one: Catholic confessions. 

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