Catholic Diocese of Cleveland extends Mass dispensation due to coronavirus concerns

Catholic Diocese in Ohio
Posted at 4:23 PM, Apr 02, 2020

CLEVELAND — The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland announced on Thursday that it will be extending the order that dispenses people from their obligation to attend Mass until May 3.

The Catholic Diocese of Cleveland came to this decision after Gov. Mike DeWine extended the stay-at-home order.

"This decision has not been taken lightly and, as your bishops, together with you, we recognize the sacrifice we are called to make by being physically distanced from the Holy Eucharist and from one another," the diocese said.

The diocese said it will attempt to broadcast, live stream or have all of the Masses available over the radio.

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