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Sunday is 'special day' to honor medical frontliners

Philippine Information Agency
28 Mar 2020, 20:38 GMT+10

PASIG CITY, March 28 (PIA) -- In the midst of COVID-19 global pandemic, the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) today announced holding a special "Day of Prayer" for the medical frontliners.

In a circular issued Friday, Archbishop Romulo Valles, CBCP President, invited all the dioceses to offer prayers for the country's health workers on Sunday, March 29, the fifth Sunday of Lent.

"We do this in all our Masses, our Rosaries, during our Holy Hour, and in our moments of personal prayer," said Bishop Valles.

He said this may be articulated during introduction to the masses, homilies, prayers of the faithful, and intentions in our rosaries and holy hour adding the continued praying of the Oratio Imperata.

Recently, nine doctors have died from this dreaded disease.

Valles said that among the support to healthcare workers the Church can offer is reminding the people to "cooperate" with the quarantine measures imposed by the government.

Likewise, the CBCP head asked the dioceses to open their facilities as temporary shelters for hospital workers who are hesitant to go home for fear of transmitting the virus to their families. (CBCP News/PIA-NCR)

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