The obipos of the USA allow to eat meat this Lent because the coronavirus already supposes a sacrifice | Global World Blog

What greater sacrifice than spending weeks locked up at home because of the coronavirus? The bishops of several dioceses in the United States must have asked themselves, who in recent days have lifted part of the restrictions of Lent. A bishop of New Jersey, with 600,000 faithful in his diocese of Metuchen, has allowed meat to be eaten on Fridays, except that of April 10 because it is Good Friday. The numbers of the epidemic in the United States have grown exponentially in recent days.

“Given the difficulties in obtaining some types of food and the many other sacrifices that we are suddenly undergoing, I have granted a dispensation from abstaining from eating meat on Fridays for the remainder of Lent,” Bishop James F. Checchio has published. , on the Twitter account of his diocese. Abstaining from eating meat is one of the precepts of the liturgical season that precedes Holy Week.

As collected The Washington Post, Many other bishops have granted dispensations. A Louisiana state bishop, Shelton J. Fabre, believes that the coronavirus has put “most, if not all” of its faithful in a situation that complicates making food, “including alternatives to meat.” In a pastoral message, he also pointed out that “the rise in the price of fish and shellfish, and even the risk of going shopping without putting health at risk” clearly “make it difficult” to comply with the precept, and he has so stated in the Web page from the diocese of Houma Thibodaux. Of them, those who eat meat can compensate with charity or pious works, the religious recalled.

The American newspaper details other consequences in religious practice of the coronavirus crisis, such as the concern of many priests that, by imposing ash on the foreheads of his faithful as is customary on Ash Wednesday, could facilitate contagion. Since the beginning of March, and in line with what happened in other countries, numerous Catholic churches in the United States, more than 50 million people, they stopped allowing the wine consecrated during the Eucharist to be drunk from the chalice, a practice that, in the case of the Greek Orthodox Church it has continued to be practiced.


Coronavirus: grandchildren shouldn’t visit grandparents for now – AZERTAG

Baku, March 14, AZERTAC

Covid 19 disease can range from mild to fatal. Older people in particular have to fear a bad course of disease – that is why they should protect themselves now.

There are still some open questions regarding the corona virus. However, the knowledge that the experts have so far includes knowledge of the risk groups. These include people aged 50 and over. Seniors over 80 are at particularly high risk of death in the event of illness. It is now important to protect these people. In this regard, a medical professional is now presenting immediate measures.

It is currently better to refrain from meeting grandparents with grandchildren – until September or October, recommends Christian Drosten, the most influential German doctor and virologist. What may sound hard at first – after all, most grandparents are very happy about the welcome change that their grandchildren’s visit brings – is only for the protection of the elderly. The children could pass on the corona virus to grandma and grandpa, since the little ones could be completely symptom-free.

The virologist also speaks of the current need for support for older people. For example, shopping included for them “so that they no longer have to go to the supermarket”. But it is no less important to make it clear to the older family members that they belong to the risk group. Only with this knowledge can they act in accordance with the danger.

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Risk groups cannot only protect themselves by restricting social contacts. You can also make a difference by taking the right hygiene measures.

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