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The Association of Churches in Sarawak (ACS) today welcomed the announcement made by the Sarawak Disaster Management Committee (SDMC) for lifting the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) for Kuching, said its president Archbishop Simon Poh.
Even during a global pandemic, the World Day of the Poor will be an important opportunity for parishes to highlight the importance of charity and spiritual comfort for those in need, said a Vatican official.
It was a one-of-a-kind feast day for the St Simon Catholic Church Likas community this year as they celebrated the 36th anniversary of the church during the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO) due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Sempena hari raya Santa Perawan Ratu Rosari baru-baru ini, Paus Francis telah menggesa umat Katolik untuk menyebut doa Maria, terutamanya di tengah-tengah “ancaman yang gelap kepada dunia”, seperti pandemik.
The feast of All Souls’ Day, when Catholics remember and pray for the dead, has weighted significance this year when so many have died of COVID-19 and the pandemic’s restrictions have prevented usual funeral services and final goodbyes in person.
Alarming increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases, exhausted and fatigue medical frontliners, cries of fears and uncertainties of the future for Sabah; these have become the headlines in recent days, and thus became the objective of the prayer night initiative.