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Pope Francis celebrated a private Mass on Holy Thursday with Cardinal Angelo Becciu, the former prefect of the Congregation for Saints’ Causes.
Area religious communities are offering a variety of prayer opportunities.
The coronavirus pandemic has closed churches to public gatherings globally and for most Catholics, Holy Thursday 2020 will be a Eucharist-free.
Scripture readings guide the faithful through Holy Week.
Lyra McKee, an independent journalist, was shot and killed Holy Thursday evening, while she covered a riot Londonderry, just on the border with the Irish Republic.
Pope Francis celebrated the Mass of the Lord’s Supper at the prison and washed the feet of a dozen inmates.
The pope will celebrate the Mass and the foot-washing ritual at the Velletri Correctional Facility April 18, the Vatican announced April 3.