Posts Tagged ‘Ebola virus’

Ebola precautions prompt hands-off Masses in Texas

Tuesday, October 21st, 2014

A diocese in Texas has issued guidelines designed to prevent diseases like Ebola being spread because of physical contact in Masses. Fort Worth diocese is near Dallas, where three Ebola cases have been diagnosed. The guidelines include not taking the Blood of Christ at Mass and the faithful not holding hands while praying the Our Read more

African bishop unable to be at synod because of Ebola

Friday, October 17th, 2014

An African bishop was unable to attend the synod on the family in Rome because Ebola-related restrictions meant he couldn’t leave his country. Bishop Anthony Borwah of GBarnga diocese in Liberia has sent a written intervention to the synod instead. In August, Bishop Borwah discovered that neighbouring Ivory Coast had restricted airline travel and closed Read more

Spanish priest dies after catching Ebola virus

Friday, August 15th, 2014

A Spanish priest who caught Ebola in Liberia has died of the disease in a hospital in Madrid. Fr Miguel Pajares, 75, died on August 12 after being evacuated from West Africa by Spain. He was reportedly being given the experimental ZMapp drug. Fr Pajares had been working with Ebola patients at the San Jose de Read more

Nigerian churches drop Sign of Peace as Ebola crisis grows

Tuesday, August 12th, 2014

Catholic dioceses in Nigeria have advised priests to skip the Sign of Peace at Mass as one of several measures against the spread of the deadly Ebola virus. West Africa is faces a worsening crisis from the disease. Nigerian priests in some dioceses have also been advised to refrain from giving Communion on the tongue, unless Read more