First Catholic cardinal tests positive for coronavirus

The vicar general of the Diocese of Rome has tested positive for COVID-19, the first known infection among Catholic cardinals.

Cardinal Angelo De Donatis announced the diagnosis on Monday. De Donatis was taken to the hospital in Rome with a fever, although he is now self-quarantining and is reportedly in good condition.

“I feel serene and confident amid this trial,” he said in a Monday statement. “I entrust myself to the Lord and to support from the prayers of all of you, dear faithful of the Church in Rome.”

De Donatis, 66,
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