CNA Staff, Feb 19, 2021 / 04:00 am
Catholic bishops across Europe will join together in prayer throughout Lent for victims of the coronavirus pandemic.
Bishops belonging to the Council of European Bishops' Conferences (CCEE) will form "a Eucharistic chain" of prayer for the more than 770,000 people who have died from COVID-19 in Europe.
Launching the initiative, CCEE president Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco said: "Together, we have assessed the opportunity, or rather the need, to remember in the Holy Mass in a particular way during this season of Lent, the numerous victims of the pandemic."
"Each European bishops' conference has engaged in the organization of at least one Mass. It will be like creating a prayer chain, a Eucharistic chain in memory and in suffrage of so many people."