The Sunday morning Mass was broadcast by the largest nationwide radio channel in the country.
Even if all the 500 people who’d been invited to the ceremony attended, the basilica would have only been at 23% capacity.
Will Belgian Christians soon have to hide themselves in order to live their faith as their counterparts from the Middle East?
The pilgrims were registered and sent back home by the authorities.
Italian Christians miss their community but hope that the Church will come out of this crisis enriched spiritually.
It is not yet clear how many people will gain access to Mass and other religious ceremonies because of the restrictions.
Many cultural fault lines and foundational weaknesses of American theology and society are being exploited during this pandemic.
The first Mass organised after the introduction of the obligatory quarantine in March were celebrated in Spain on the 4th of May.
In efforts to curb the spread of the coronavirus, most churches in the U.S. halted their in-person worship services.