The 93-year-old monarch is expected to urge self-discipline and resolve amid the pandemic. "I hope in the years to come everyone will be able to take pride in how they responded to this challenge."
Tens of thousands would usually gather for the traditional service that launches Holy Week. But Francis was joined by just a few nuns, prelates and laypeople, adhering to social distancing guidelines.
In a sobering briefing on Saturday, President Trump warned that this coming week will be the toughest yet. "There's going to be a lot of death, unfortunately," he said.
As restrictions are relaxed in parts of China where the coronavirus struck, residents in Beijing are cautiously returning to the public spaces they love.
Greece is looking at enormous losses in a main industry due to COVID-19. Authorities have launched a website for virtual visits "until we can all be together in person again," a tourism official says.
A map of confirmed cases of COVID-19 around the world. The respiratory disease has spread rapidly across six continents and has killed thousands of people.
Officials in France and Germany have accused the U.S. of intercepting medical supplies as President Trump ordered an American company to stop exports. Governors complain of a "wild west" in bidding.
To the shock of many, alcoholic beverage production was listed as a nonessential business during the shutdown to aid social distancing. Then came the beer hoarding.
Laura Gao is a native of Wuhan, China — where the cordonavirus outbreak began. As the virus spread, Wuhan captured the world's attention. Her comic offers a personal look at the city she loves.
More than 3,300 people have died of COVID-19 in China since the coronavirus surfaced there late last year. On Saturday, residents expressed their grief for the neighbors they've lost so far.
A highly critical letter from Capt. Brett Crozier that was leaked to the media cost him his command of the coronavirus-infected USS Roosevelt. Now the man who fired him says he's not being discharged.
Some Russians are miffed at seeing high-profile deliveries of lifesaving gear to other countries when they know their own health services are under-equipped to handle the COVID-19 outbreak.
At least 136 people have died of COVID-19 in the Philippines. At least 14 of them, maybe more, were doctors.