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English bishops: priests must obey restrictions on visiting hospital patients

April 09, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: The Catholic bishops of England and Wales have advised priests not to challenge hospital officials who deny them access to patients. “Priests and chaplains must follow the visiting instructions from Hospital and Trust authorities,” read the statement from the episcopal conference, signed by Bishop Paul Mason. “Whilst this runs counter to our instinct to provide end-of-life sacramental and pastoral care...minimising the spread of the virus must be the priority of all.”

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