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Pope Francis to Live-Stream Easter Services from Empty St. Peter’s Basilica

HeadlineApr 10, 2020

At the Vatican, Pope Francis is set to deliver Good Friday, Easter services by video stream from a nearly empty St. Peter’s Basilica. Holy Thursday services did not include a ritual washing of the feet, in order to prevent community spread of the coronavirus. More than 18,000 Italians have died of COVID-19 in less than two months — though Italian mayors say the true toll is likely far higher, with many of the dead still uncounted.

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