Catholics stop administering several sacraments to prevent Ebola spread

Catholics have stopped administering several sacraments in the Democratic Republic of Congo to help prevent an Ebola virus outbreak from spreading.

Baptisms, confirmations, ordinations and anointing of the sick have been suspended until further notice in the country’s northwestern regions hardest hit by the outbreak.

So far, at least 25 people have died since the outbreak was confirmed in early May. Read more

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