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Congo archdiocese suspends sacraments due to Ebola epidemic

May 31, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Archbishop Fridolin Ambongo Besungu of Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, has ordered a temporary halt to the administration of the sacraments in his archdiocese, in response to an outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. The sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Holy Orders, and Extreme Unction will not be administered. Mass will be celebrated, but reception of Communion cannot involve physical contact.

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