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Citing coronavirus ‘emergency,’ Archbishop Gomez dispenses LA Catholics from Mass obligations

In the face of a growing worldwide health emergency, Archbishop José H. Gomez today called for “prayers and vigilance,” announcing new measures aimed at protecting the faithful and limiting the spread of the coronavirus in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Calling it a “grave and extraordinary moment,” Archbishop Gomez said that all Catholics in the Archdiocese will be dispensed from their obligation to attend Sunday Mass for the next three weeks.

In addition, he asked parishes to make preparations to limit the numbers of people attending Masses to 250, citing recommendations from California public health officials.

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