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Pope holds Sunday mass in presence of worshippers first time since Covid-19 epidemic began

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About 200 people gathered at St. Peter's square; they wore masks and kept distance
08:47, 25 May 2020

CNBC

On May 24, Pope Francis held the Sunday prayer in presence of believers - first time since the epidemic of coronavirus reached Italy. 

According to Vatican News, the pontiff held the ceremony in the library of the Apostolic Palace, like he always did during the quarantine. Then, he stepped onto the balcony for blessing those who showed up for the holiday mass. The crowd welcomed him with the applause. The Pope reminded it was the day of memory in the Catholic Church in China, expressing his solidarity with Chinese churchgoers.

About 200 people gathered at St. Peter's square; they wore masks and kept distance during the prayer. 

Certain quarantine restrictions in Italy were lifted on May 18. That included lifting the ban on holding public church services.

Related: First case of coronavirus infection spotted in Vatican

In March, when the epidemic raged on in Italy, Pope Franics took a brief walking pilgrimage in the city of Rome, and prayed for an end to the coronavirus pandemic during a surprise visit to both the Basilica of St. Mary Major and a cross that traversed Rome during a 16th-century plague.

Related: Pope Francis leaves Vatican to make walking prayer pilgrimage in Rome for coronavirus pandemic

 

 

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