On the Italian territory is the Conference of bishops to give measures confined to individual parishes. The bishops confirm that in Lombardia, Veneto and Emilia-Romagna and in the provinces of Savona, Pesaro and Urbino, are suspended from the weekday masses, while the masses are festive, we ask that you avoid large numbers of people. In the rest of Italy the masses are permitted, but respecting the precautionary measures of the government. With regard to the appointments of the prayer are suspended in the three risk regions and permissions elsewhere, but always with caution.
In Lombardy, Veneto and Emilia Romagna are closed to the speakers. Gathering places for thousands of young people, remain with closed doors, without exception, even in these days of the closure of schools. Many other regions adopt similar measures, among these the ones that require to be removed the holy water from the stoups, that for the funeral, is allowed only to the celebration of the funeral without mass and with the only family members that are suspended, the vigils, which are deferred until all of the masses, which are suspended visits to the families for the blessings of easter, that the meetings of catechism, and of the after-school does not resume until the reopening of school activities, that are suspended, festivals and celebrations of the parish and, finally, that the centers and the services of the Caritas carry out their activities in agreement with the respective diocese and, according to the directions of local authorities. Instead, they are allowed visits to the sick, and anointing of the sick.
drastic Measures were taken also in the diocese of Rome. Are suspended in every parish, all the pastoral activities, the blessings of easter to the families, the catechism, the marriage preparation courses, retreats and pilgrimages, activities of the association, paths of faith, cinema club and trips.
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