Vatican City, Mar 15, 2020 / 05:18 am
As many Catholics are unable to attend Mass or gather because of the coronavirus pandemic, Pope Francis recalled the Church's spiritual communion as the Body of Christ, united in prayer.
"In this pandemic situation, in which we find ourselves living more or less isolated, we are invited to rediscover and deepen the value of the communion which unites all members of the Church," Pope Francis said March 15.
Speaking at the end of his Sunday Angelus address, he said "united with Christ we are never alone, but we form a single Body, of which He is the Head."
"It is a union that is nourished with prayer, and also with spiritual communion in the Eucharist, a highly recommended practice when it is not possible to receive the sacrament," he urged.