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Rooftop mass in Italy amid COVID-19 pandemic

Alessandro Garofalo, Reuters

Posted at Apr 11 2020 11:41 AM | Updated as of Apr 11 2020 07:09 PM

Rooftop mass in Italy amid COVID-19 pandemic

Priest Don Amedeo Basile leads a Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good Friday rites on the rooftop of the Maria S.S. Addolorata church for locals to participate from their balconies and windows. Italy, which has recorded more than 18,000 COVID-19 deaths, remain on lockdown during the Easter period to try and contain the spread of the novel coronavirus disease.