The Archdiocese of Coro reported through a statement that they will celebrate Holy Days with liturgies behind closed doors, considering the increasing number of infections caused by covid-19 registered by the Falcón state, especially the Miranda and Carirubana municipalities.
The statement signed by the Metropolitan Archbishop, Monsignor Mariano Parra Sandoval, explains that taking into account the duty to protect the Catholic faithful and all the Falconian clergy, some considerations were taken, including that each priest may only celebrate one daily liturgy , with a capacity of 20% of the faithful in the temples, and in the morning with strict control of the biosafety regulations when people enter the temples.
Remaining in force the Pastoral Exhortation, which highlights that in these moments of turbulence and unrest due to the emergency caused by the coronavirus, prudence and care for one another must prevail.
The Archdiocesan document pointed out that during the entire Holy Week only one daily mass will be celebrated, however this Palm Sunday, in those places where the parish priests so decide, they will be able to do the blessing of the palms with the simple rite.
In addition, the Chrism Mass was suspended, which will be transferred to the fiftieth Easter or the Feast of Pentecost in which the coming of the Holy Spirit is celebrated, according to the traditions of the Catholic Church. Vehicle tours with the images that are traditionally venerated on these holy days will also be promoted within the hours allowed by the authorities in the region.