SEATTLE – Archbishop Paul D. Etienne released a letter to the people of the Archdiocese of Seattle March 24, offering prayers and encouragement during the COVID-19 pandemic and urging Catholics to follow Gov. Jay Inslee’s “Stay Home, Stay Healthy” order to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Pope Francis has announced that he will give a special blessing this Friday, March 27, at 6 p.m. Rome time (10 a.m. in Western Washington), and that those who participate spiritually through TV, internet or radio may receive a plenary indulgence.
During the coronavirus-caused school closures, Catholic schools around the Archdiocese of Seattle are working hard to make sure their students stay engaged and keep learning.
VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis offered prayers for everyone, particularly families, facing financial difficulties because of the pandemic.
VATICAN CITY – In response to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis said he will give an extraordinary blessing “urbi et orbi” (to the city and the world) at 6 p.m. Rome time March 27.