Posts tagged as Holy Week

Pope Francis opened perhaps the most unusual Holy Week of all time

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

In a grim sign of the times, a man entered a parish church in Italy’s coronavirus-ravaged north over the weekend and threatened the pastor, demanding money. In a typical robbery, the thief would have worn a mask and gloves; this time he deliberately had neither, implicitly threatening to infect the priest if he didn’t pay up. The man eventually was captured by police, but the climate of fear his attempted…