Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday a complete lockdown over the upcoming Passover holiday to control the country's coronavirus outbreak, but offered citizens some hope by saying he expects to lift widespread restrictions after the week-long festival.
The San Joaquin County Health Department had ordered the church to shut down last week.
On April 12, Bishop T. D. Jakes and religious leaders from across the country will take part in a livestream religious service at TDJakes.org.
Pope Francis celebrated Palm Sunday Mass without the public because of the coronavirus pandemic, which he said should focus people's attention on what's most important, despite heavy hearts — using one's life to serve others.
The coronavirus pandemic has forced religious organizations of all different beliefs and denominations to adjust the way they are marking one of the holiest weeks on the calendar.
The Diocese of Brooklyn has announced the death of Father Gioacchino Basile as a result of the coronavirus outbreak. Father Basile is the second priest serving the Diocese of Brooklyn to die as a result of the pandemic.
The Center Arena Church held its usual Sunday service, as the "stay-at-home" order allows them to. They are just one of several churches holding services in-person.
According to an statement by the New York City Department of Education, remote learning will continue for students and teachers through Spring Recess, which was originally scheduled for April 9 through April 17.
As hospital staffs across the country battle the coronavirus outbreak, many are turning to their faith to carry them through long, difficult days.
The embattled Tampa megachurch pastor who was arrested Monday after leading packed church services the day before -- despite social distancing orders from the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office -- says he is canceling this coming Sunday's services.
In the midst of a global pandemic, many people are turning to their faith for guidance and calm during these uncertain times.
A Pennsylvania pastor said Tuesday he plans to organize an outdoor “Woodstock”-like service in protest of coronavirus stay-at-home orders and following the arrests of multiple pastors in the U.S for allegedly violating such orders.
A field hospital was being constructed in Central Park on Sunday to deal with the influx of patients in New York City hospitals due to the coronavirus outbreak.
Cheers and applause could be heard on a Tampa megachurch's livestream Sunday from a few hundred people inside The River at Tampa Bay Church. The church is refusing to close its doors despite a "safer at home" order in effect in Hillsborough County.
The mayor said the city has gotten reports of a small number of religious communities are still ignoring the rules banning gatherings and continue to hold group services.
Before the virus outbreak, about 40 survivors would come daily to Nachas (Yiddish for “joy”) to receive legal assistance, study Torah, exercise, get counseling — and to eat. All activities were suspended as New York state asked residents to stay at home unless they have vital reasons to go out.
Two priests in New York City have reportedly tested positive for coronavirus, according to the Diocese of Brooklyn.
Videos posted on social media platforms purport to show weddings and prayer groups going on as usual in heavily Orthodox Jewish neighborhoods in Brooklyn.
Pastors across the United States delivered sermons to empty pews Sunday as houses of worship adjusted to the reality of the coronavirus pandemic, with the Vatican indicating that the holiest week on its calendar will look vastly different next month.
While the coronavirus threat has disrupted religious services for many worshipers in New York City, others remain determined to practice their faith, especially at a time like this.