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Pastoral Letter to the Clergy and Faithful of the Archdiocese of Sydney regarding the latest restrictions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
23 March 2020

“It is with heavy heart that I announce that following the new commonwealth and state restrictions on public places, all public Masses and other communal devotions, whether inside churches or outdoors, are suspended in the Archdiocese from Sydney … From now on our focus must be on helping people find ways to pray and nurture their faith from home.”

– Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP

Pastoral Letter to the Pastors and People of the Archdiocese of Sydney in a Time of Pandemic
18 March 2020

“Our enforced retreat from the world can be an opportunity to grow closer to God and more prayerful. People were greatly edified by recent images of Pope Francis’ pilgrimage on foot through the empty streets of Rome to the image of Our Lady of Health. Let’s join him, then, in prayer and fasting for those who have died or are suffering from COVID-19, those at risk or anxious, those treating the sick or seeking a cure, as well as those who are leading us.”

– Archbishop Anthony Fisher OP