Coronavirus: Vatican to hold Easter celebrations without congregation

Pope Francis arrives to lead the Easter Mass at St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 21, 2019. (Reuters)

The Vatican said Sunday that its traditional Easter week celebrations would be held this year without worshippers due to the coronavirus.

“Because of the current global public health emergency, all the liturgical celebrations of Holy Week will take place without the physical presence of the faithful,” the Prefecture of the Pontifical Household said in a statement.

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