Archdiocese of Manila cancels holy masses and public church gatherings starting March 14

In light of the community quarantine issued by President Duterte amid concerns over the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the Archdiocese of Manila has issued a statement announcing that no public church gatherings should take place starting this Saturday, March 14.

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“There will be no public celebration of the Holy Mass and no public activities in all the churches in the Archdiocese for seven days, starting March 14, till Friday, March 20. I recognize that this may impact many faithful and priests but let us do this with the spirit of sacrifice for the good of all,” they said.

They added that they will keep monitoring the situation in coordination with health agencies and government bodies within the coming week and further instructions will be issued soon.

Read their official statement below:

Pastoral Letter Pastoral Letter 2

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