Rome, Italy, Apr 14, 2020 / 12:00 pm
A pastor at a church in Rome offered Easter Mass from the roof of the church so nearby parishioners could participate from their balconies and windows during the coronavirus lockdown in Italy.
Making the Mass visible in this way "is really to say to the people, 'you are not alone,'" Fr. Carlo Purgatorio told CNA.
The pastor of Santa Emerenziana parish in Rome's Trieste neighborhood, Purgatorio said the church roof overlooks a busy street on which there are a lot of apartment buildings.
📹VIDEO | Dozens of residents of a Roman neighborhood were able to attend Easter Mass thanks to Father Carlo Purgatorio, pastor of St. Emerenziana, who celebrated the Eucharist on a rooftop. pic.twitter.com/1rFH4P0jfX- EWTN News (@EWTNews) April 14, 2020