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Maine Catholics must worship online during Holy Week due to virus outbreak

Click here for the latest coronavirus news, which the BDN has made free for the public. You can support this mission by purchasing a digital subscription. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Portland announced Friday that Holy Week and Easter services will be online and not open to the public due to the regulations currently in place in Maine as a result of the COVID-19 crisis. Without public Masses and commemorations, there will be unprecedented live-streaming and broadcasting of liturgies from parishes across Maine, according to Dave Guthro, spokesman for the diocese. [Our COVID-19 tracker contains the most recent information on Maine cases by county] Public Masses in Maine’s Catholic churches were suspended earlier this month after Gov.

 

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