- Sep 19, 2020
Argentina’s Church is facing continuing restrictions on Mass as the country reaches the top of its curve during the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
One of the many places where Mass is still not available due to the restrictions of the COVID-19 pandemic is Pope Francis’s former archdiocese of Buenos Aires.
After months of praying for an end to the COVID-19 pandemic from home after a forced shut down of Catholic churches to prevent the spread of the virus, several countries in Latin America are slowly resuming public services.
Beginning today, Italian family members and friends are no longer required to observe social distancing when they come to church, and churches are once again able to have choirs at Mass and the assembly can sing.
As one of Italy’s hardest-hit regions by the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic opens an inquiry into how the outbreak started and whether it could have been prevented, local pastors are remembering the deceased with a summer of Masses.
Public liturgies were suspended throughout most of Latin America in March to try to prevent the spread of COVID-19 coronavirus, and ever since there have been campaigns to “bring back the Mass,” and discussions between bishops conferences and governments to see if churches – and other houses of prayer – can be opened.