“To make new friends and to have fun, you have to do it together”.

These were Pope Francis’ words of wisdom to the young people who were participating on the “Estate Ragazzi in Vaticano”, A Salesian led Summer Kids Camp in Vatican City. The Pope surprised them during breakfast, shared a meal with them and answered some of their questions.

The following advice is accurate as of 13:00 on the 19th of March, 2020.

In a letter to Victorian Catholics signed by the four bishops of Victoria, Peter Comensoli, Shane Mackinlay, Paul Bird and Patrick O’Regan, the state’s Catholics have been told public liturgies would be suspended until further notice.

The Australian Catholic Bishops Confernce (ACBC) has released national advice on the liturgical implications of the ongoing spread of COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus. Whilst there have only been a relatively small amount of confirmed cases in Australia, the ACBC, in conjunction with the Commonwealth Department of Health has prepared its advice for the safety of the congregation.