CNA Staff, Nov 5, 2020 / 06:00 am
Bishops urged Catholics in England to join in a nationwide daily “moment of prayer” Wednesday as the country entered a second lockdown.
Cardinal Vincent Nichols of Westminster and Archbishop Malcolm McMahon of Liverpool issued the appeal Nov. 4, the day before public Masses were suspended in England for the second time this year following a surge in coronavirus cases.
“At this difficult moment, we ask that, as a Catholic community, we make full use of our churches as places of individual prayer and sources of solace and help,” said the president and vice-president of the English and Welsh bishops’ conference.
“We must sustain each other in our patterns of prayer, joining a national shared moment of prayer each day at 6 p.m., and observing the Vigil of Christ the King (Nov. 21) as a day of prayer for the ending of this pandemic.”