The Vatican News confirmed that as many as 14 Catholic priests died due to Coronavirus infection between April 20 and 23. It also confirmed that the virus has claimed at least 20 Catholic priests over the past month.
India is experiencing the second wave of Coronavirus pandemic. Several States have imposed lockdown and restrictions on the movement of people. However, religious congregations are not stopped totally. Many churches are still organizing Sunday masses amid pandemic.
According to the Reuters report which was published on April 15, 2020, Christian and Muslim religious events elsewhere in the world have been triggers for the spread of the Coronavirus that has infected nearly 2 million people and killed nearly 130,000 worldwide.
In November 2020, L'Avvenire, the newspaper of the Italian bishops' conference, claimed that 167 priests have lost their lives due to Coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.