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Jaro archbishop suspends Masses as precaution vs COVID-19

By: - Correspondent / @nestorburgosINQ
/ 07:18 AM March 17, 2020

ILOILO CITY, Iloilo, Philippines — Jaro Archbishop Jose Romeo Lazo has directed the indefinite suspension of Masses, public celebrations and congregational gatherings starting March 18 as part of measures against the spread of COVID-19.

“The Archbishop dispenses the faithful from their Sunday obligation to participate in the Holy Eucharist, but they are still encouraged to make the day holy by praying together as a family and by doing acts of charity,” according to an advisory released by the archdiocesan commission on social communications.

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The archdiocese covers the provinces of Iloilo and Guimaras and has 92 parishes.

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