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Italy: Prohibition of public participation at Holy Mass: FSSPX Communiqué on the Health Emergency

February 25, 2020

Note regarding the suspension of Holy Masses

As is known, the Public Authorities have decided to suspend all public events until March 1st , as a result of the Coronavirus health emergency.  
Consequent to such a decision even  public celebrations of Holy Masses have in fact been prohibited, whereas markets, shopping malls and sport-centers remain open.  
The St. Pius X Fraternity, unfortunately, is obliged to suspend all the celebrations with the  participation of the faithful in the regions involved, not however without denouncing the behavior of the Public Authorities, who are impeding the Christian population, in such circumstances, from praying publically to their Creator.  
In this regard, we cannot help being astonished at the lack of appropriate reaction on the part of the Episcopate which raises its voice against the deforestation of the Amazon, but accepts, readily, the banning of public worship given to God.
The priests of the St. Pius X  Fraternity will be offering the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass throughout these sad days, imploring the Divine Mercy to deign shorten this tribulation and lead back the Christian population and their authorities to the real ends for which every man has been created – Heavenly Bliss. 
We invite the faithful to unite themselves spiritually to the Holy Masses which will be celebrated and  regularly transmitted on Ash Wednesday and the First Sunday of Lent, on our YouTube channel here:

Translation:  Contributor Francesca Romana