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  3. Coronavirus: Priests advised not to touch babies at baptism; confirmations may be postponed  The Irish Times
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Vulnerable people and those with underlying health conditions have been asked not to attend mass, funerals or the celebration of confirmation.Vulnerable people and those with underlying health conditions have been asked not to attend mass, funerals or the celebration of confirmation.

Bishops' new guidelines over attending mass, funerals

They have emphasised the importance of hand hygiene and not expressing the Sign of PeaceThey have emphasised the importance of hand hygiene and not expressing the Sign of Peace

Coronavirus Ireland: Vulnerable people asked not to go to Mass by bishops - Irish Mirror Online

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Priests advised to use cotton bud or glove to anoint people who are dyingPriests advised to use cotton bud or glove to anoint people who are dying

Coronavirus: Priests advised not to touch babies at baptism; confirmations may be postponed

Confirmations may have to be postponed at short notice, priests need to find an alternative to passing collection baskets and those vulnerable should not attend funerals, the Catholic Bishops have said.Confirmations may have to be postponed at short notice, priests need to find an alternative to passing collection baskets and those vulnerable should not attend funerals, the Catholic Bishops have said.

Funerals, confirmations, baptisms and collection baskets - new directives issued amid coronavirus outbreak - Independent.ie

“Church of England issues guidance against: - wine at communion - shaking hands 😷⛪️ #coronavirus https://t.co/mwr3spHq8G”

Rupert Myers on Twitter: "Church of England issues guidance against: - wine at communion - shaking hands 😷⛪️ #coronavirus https://t.co/mwr3spHq8G"

“Episcopal diocese suspends Communion wine, drains baptismal fonts due to coronavirus @JackMJenkins https://t.co/oXKp87l3za via @RNS”

Thomas Reese, S.J. on Twitter: "Episcopal diocese suspends Communion wine, drains baptismal fonts due to coronavirus @JackMJenkins https://t.co/oXKp87l3za via @RNS"

“#PopeFrancis today: Pray “for our priests, that they may have the courage to go out, and go to the sick bringing the strength of God's word and the Eucharist and accompany the health workers and volunteers.” #coronavirus”

Christopher Lamb on Twitter: "#PopeFrancis today: Pray “for our priests, that they may have the courage to go out, and go to the sick bringing the strength of God's word and the Eucharist and accompany the health workers and volunteers.” #coronavirus"

“A priest in DC who reportedly gave communion and shook hands with more than 500 people at a church has tested positive for the novel coronavirus https://t.co/QwO5PxbI1y”

Jeffrey Guterman on Twitter: "A priest in DC who reportedly gave communion and shook hands with more than 500 people at a church has tested positive for the novel coronavirus https://t.co/QwO5PxbI1y"

Catholic churches across Europe are suspending the sign of peace during Mass in an attempt to halt the spread of coronavirus.Catholic churches across Europe are suspending the sign of peace during Mass in an attempt to halt the spread of coronavirus.

Outside Italy, European churches begin guidance to halt COVID-19 spread

As churches across Europe are cancelling masses and banning believers from kissing sculptures, the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece has said that diseases cannot be transmitted via holy communion,As churches across Europe are cancelling masses and banning believers from kissing sculptures, the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece has said that diseases cannot be transmitted via holy communion,

'Don't kiss holy carvings': European churches fight to contain coronavirus outbreak | Euronews

Sparking controversy, the ruling body of the Orthodox Church of Greece issued a statement on Monday saying that the coronavirus cannot be transmitted through holy communion as the “faithful of all ages know that even in the midst of a pandemic, it is both a practical affirmation of self-surrender to the Living God and a potent manifestation of love.”Sparking controversy, the ruling body of the Orthodox Church of Greece issued a statement on Monday saying that the coronavirus cannot be transmitted through holy communion as the “faithful of all ages know that even in the midst of a pandemic, it is both a practical affirmation of self-surrender to the Living God and a potent manifestation of love.”

Communion under scrutiny after Holy Synod statement | News | ekathimerini.com

The Greek Orthodox Church has issued an official statement, declaring that coronavirus is not transmitted via Holy Communion, and the faithful should pray againThe Greek Orthodox Church has issued an official statement, declaring that coronavirus is not transmitted via Holy Communion, and the faithful should pray again

Greek Orthodox Church: Holy Communion does not spread coronavirus - Greek City Times

The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland is suspending the distribution of Precious Blood effective immediately in the wake of coronavirus concerns.The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland is suspending the distribution of Precious Blood effective immediately in the wake of coronavirus concerns.

Cleveland Catholic Diocese suspends distribution of Precious Blood amid coronavirus

A local Catholic church is putting health above tradition to help keep its members safe from the coronavirus.A local Catholic church is putting health above tradition to help keep its members safe from the coronavirus.

Local church taking extra precautions with coronavirus

The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland has directed Akron-area churches to suspend the distribution of the Precious Blood during communion at Mass.The edict was handed down by the diocese late Tuesday afternoon as concerns over the potential spread of the coronavirus in Ohio continue to mount.Eucharistic ministers also are being directed to use hand sanitizers before and after distributing communion.Parish priests have been ordered to drain holy water from all fonts at the entrances to churches andThe Catholic Diocese of Cleveland has directed Akron-area churches to suspend the distribution of the Precious Blood during communion at Mass.The edict was handed down by the diocese late Tuesday afternoon as concerns over the potential spread of the coronavirus in Ohio continue to mount.Eucharistic ministers also are being directed to use hand sanitizers before and after distributing communion.Parish priests have been ordered to drain holy water from all fonts at the entrances to churches and

Area Catholic churches to suspend communion from cup, drain holy water fonts due to coronavirus - News - Akron Beacon Journal - Akron, OH

St. Katherine of Sienna, 9700 Frankford Ave., in Philadelphia, will hold a Communion Closet Community Day on Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. The event is open to the public.St. Katherine of Sienna, 9700 Frankford Ave., in Philadelphia, will hold a Communion Closet Community Day on Saturday, March 21, from 10 a.m to 2 p.m. The event is open to the public.

Catholics are turning to Communion Closets to borrow those white dresses and suits for their kids

CLERGY have been advised not to place the wafer directly on to worshippers’ tongues during holy communion amid the coronavirus crisis.CLERGY have been advised not to place the wafer directly on to worshippers’ tongues during holy communion amid the coronavirus crisis.

Coronavirus: Church of England bans touching tongues in Chichester | The Argus