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  • No handshakes: Viral outbreak spooks Asian places of worship

    No handshakes: Viral outbreak spooks Asian places of worship

    • Feb 17, 2020

    In a popular Catholic church in the Philippines, nearly half of the pews were empty for Sunday Mass. The few hundred worshippers who showed up were asked to refrain from shaking others’ hands or holding them during prayers to prevent the spread of the virus that started in China.

  • No handshakes: Viral outbreak spooks Asian places of worship

    No handshakes: Viral outbreak spooks Asian places of worship

    • Feb 16, 2020

    In a popular Catholic church in the Philippines, nearly half of the pews were empty for Sunday Mass. The few hundred worshippers who showed up were asked to refrain from shaking others’ hands or holding them during prayers to prevent the spread of the virus that started in China.

  • Widower-turned-priest backs both celibacy, viri probati

    Widower-turned-priest backs both celibacy, viri probati

    • Feb 16, 2020

    As the debate on married priests ferments following the publication of a major papal document that was expected to address the issue, one married man who became a priest when his wife died has weighed in on the issue, saying he supports both celibacy, and viri probati.

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