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Bishop encourages viewers to participate in daily Mass on RTÉ

The Bishop of Raphoe has encouraged viewers to participate in daily Mass broadcast by RTÉ. His call came as recent figures showed that daily Mass broadcast by RTÉ had an average television audience of 34,600. The broadcast is a response to the Covid-19 related...

Archdiocese to livestream display Shroud of Turin on Holy Saturday

With people forced to stay home, even during Holy Week, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Archbishop of Turin has announced a special online exposition of the Shroud of Turin, which many believe is the burial cloth of Jesus. On Holy Saturday, 11th April, as...

Philippine bishops issue directives to prevent coronavirus outbreak

To prevent the spread of the coronavirus, the bishops of the Philippines have asked Catholics to receive Communion only in the hand, to refrain from holding hands during the Lord’s Prayer and to regularly clean out holy water fonts.

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines also sent every parish an obligatory prayer to be recited ‘after Communion, kneeling down’, asking God to protect people from ‘the 2019 N-coronavirus that has claimed lives and has affected many’.

Fides, the news agency of the Vatican Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples, reported on the guidelines and prayer, which were released in late January.

The Catholic Church has issued safety precautions to aid in limiting the spread of the coronavirus, according to Fides, the news agency for the Evangelisation of Peoples. These safety measures, while necessary, may prove disconcerting to traditional Catholics.

The Church directs its followers ‘to follow the health recommendations of experts in order to prevent the spread of the disease’.

Picture: Following confirmed cases of the coronavirus in the Philippines, passengers wearing protective masks arrive at the departure area at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila on 5th February 2020. (CNS photo/Eloisa Lopez, Reuters).

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Bishop encourages viewers to participate in daily Mass on RTÉ

The Bishop of Raphoe has encouraged viewers to participate in daily Mass broadcast by RTÉ. His call came as recent figures showed that daily Mass broadcast by RTÉ had an average television audience of 34,600. The broadcast is a response to the Covid-19 related...

Archdiocese to livestream display Shroud of Turin on Holy Saturday

With people forced to stay home, even during Holy Week, because of the coronavirus pandemic, the Archbishop of Turin has announced a special online exposition of the Shroud of Turin, which many believe is the burial cloth of Jesus. On Holy Saturday, 11th April, as...