Here are some important law-and-religion news stories from around the web:
- Br. John-Sebastian Laird-Hammond, a fifty-nine-year-old Franciscan friar who has been battling leukemia, is the first known person to have died from COVID-19 in the Washington D.C. area.
- Cardinal Raymond Burke, who resides in Italy, said churches should remain open and urged priests to continue celebrating mass despite COVID-19.
- Pope Francis has asked Christians around the world to pray the Our Father prayer at noon on March 25, the Solemnity of the Annunciation, in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Orthodox Jewish organizations jointly urged their members to practice social distancing to fight COVID-19.