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Celebrating Easter during a pandemic

Priest Lorenzo Fedele leads an Easter Sunday Mass on the roof of the Santa Maria della Salute church, for the locals to participate from their balconies and windows, as Italy remains on lockdown to try and contain the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Naples, Italy, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

Priest Lorenzo Fedele leads an Easter Sunday Mass on the roof of the Santa Maria della Salute church, for the locals to participate from their balconies and windows, as Italy remains on lockdown to try and contain the spread of coronavirus disease...more

Priest Lorenzo Fedele leads an Easter Sunday Mass on the roof of the Santa Maria della Salute church, for the locals to participate from their balconies and windows, as Italy remains on lockdown to try and contain the spread of coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Naples, Italy, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca
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People bring a statue depicting Jesus Christ back inside the church after Priest Don Amedeo Basile led a Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good Friday celebrations on the rooftop of the Maria S.S. Addolorata church in the southern city of Taranto, Italy, April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

People bring a statue depicting Jesus Christ back inside the church after Priest Don Amedeo Basile led a Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good Friday celebrations on the rooftop of the Maria S.S. Addolorata church in the southern city...more

People bring a statue depicting Jesus Christ back inside the church after Priest Don Amedeo Basile led a Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good Friday celebrations on the rooftop of the Maria S.S. Addolorata church in the southern city of Taranto, Italy, April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
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Pope Francis reads his "Urbi et Orbi" ("To the City and the World") message in St. Peter's Basilica with no public participation on Easter Sunday at the Vatican, April 12, 2020. Vatican Media/Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis reads his "Urbi et Orbi" ("To the City and the World") message in St. Peter's Basilica with no public participation on Easter Sunday at the Vatican, April 12, 2020. Vatican Media/Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis reads his "Urbi et Orbi" ("To the City and the World") message in St. Peter's Basilica with no public participation on Easter Sunday at the Vatican, April 12, 2020. Vatican Media/Handout via REUTERS
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A woman holds a cloth with an image of Jesus Christ during the Good Friday at Brasilia Cathedral, live streamed via web, in an Easter celebration without devotees in Brasilia, Brazil April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A woman holds a cloth with an image of Jesus Christ during the Good Friday at Brasilia Cathedral, live streamed via web, in an Easter celebration without devotees in Brasilia, Brazil April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A woman holds a cloth with an image of Jesus Christ during the Good Friday at Brasilia Cathedral, live streamed via web, in an Easter celebration without devotees in Brasilia, Brazil April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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A priest blesses people in their window after the Easter Sunday service was closed for faithful in Arras, France, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A priest blesses people in their window after the Easter Sunday service was closed for faithful in Arras, France, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

A priest blesses people in their window after the Easter Sunday service was closed for faithful in Arras, France, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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A Catholic priest sprinkles holy water on believers and their "paskha" cakes, eggs and other food on the eve of Easter in the village of Pliabanavichy, Belarus April 11, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A Catholic priest sprinkles holy water on believers and their "paskha" cakes, eggs and other food on the eve of Easter in the village of Pliabanavichy, Belarus April 11, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A Catholic priest sprinkles holy water on believers and their "paskha" cakes, eggs and other food on the eve of Easter in the village of Pliabanavichy, Belarus April 11, 2020. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Priest Ivan Matic walks with a cross and blesses believers during Easter, in Zagreb, Croatia April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

Priest Ivan Matic walks with a cross and blesses believers during Easter, in Zagreb, Croatia April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic

Priest Ivan Matic walks with a cross and blesses believers during Easter, in Zagreb, Croatia April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic
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Priest Xavier Lemble holds the Easter mass with photos of believers who were asked to send in pictures after the service was closed in Bethune, France, April12, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Priest Xavier Lemble holds the Easter mass with photos of believers who were asked to send in pictures after the service was closed in Bethune, France, April12, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

Priest Xavier Lemble holds the Easter mass with photos of believers who were asked to send in pictures after the service was closed in Bethune, France, April12, 2020. REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol
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Members of Life Tabernacle megachurch welcome a local resident for Easter mass challenging state orders against assembling in large groups in Baton Rouge Louisiana April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Members of Life Tabernacle megachurch welcome a local resident for Easter mass challenging state orders against assembling in large groups in Baton Rouge Louisiana April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria

Members of Life Tabernacle megachurch welcome a local resident for Easter mass challenging state orders against assembling in large groups in Baton Rouge Louisiana April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Carlos Barria
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A young couple pray at sunrise on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial, where normally thousands of Christians would gather for worship at Easter sunrise, in Washington, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A young couple pray at sunrise on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial, where normally thousands of Christians would gather for worship at Easter sunrise, in Washington, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

A young couple pray at sunrise on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial, where normally thousands of Christians would gather for worship at Easter sunrise, in Washington, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Priest Don Tommaso Bonifaci visits people in his building to perform holy communion on Easter Sunday in Rome, Italy, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Priest Don Tommaso Bonifaci visits people in his building to perform holy communion on Easter Sunday in Rome, Italy, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Yara Nardi

Priest Don Tommaso Bonifaci visits people in his building to perform holy communion on Easter Sunday in Rome, Italy, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Yara Nardi
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Women dressed in traditional clothes of the Slavic ethnic minority community of Sorbs meet early on Easter Sunday to sing in front of a church in Schleife, eastern Germany, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel

Women dressed in traditional clothes of the Slavic ethnic minority community of Sorbs meet early on Easter Sunday to sing in front of a church in Schleife, eastern Germany, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel

Women dressed in traditional clothes of the Slavic ethnic minority community of Sorbs meet early on Easter Sunday to sing in front of a church in Schleife, eastern Germany, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel
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The Reverend Pat Allerton, a vicar at St Peters church in Notting Hill, leads prayer on Portobello Road on Easter Sunday in London, Britain, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs

The Reverend Pat Allerton, a vicar at St Peters church in Notting Hill, leads prayer on Portobello Road on Easter Sunday in London, Britain, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs

The Reverend Pat Allerton, a vicar at St Peters church in Notting Hill, leads prayer on Portobello Road on Easter Sunday in London, Britain, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Kevin Coombs
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Nuns wearing protective masks and gloves pray during Easter Sunday Mass at Duomo di Napoli Cathedral, in Naples, Italy, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

Nuns wearing protective masks and gloves pray during Easter Sunday Mass at Duomo di Napoli Cathedral, in Naples, Italy, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca

Nuns wearing protective masks and gloves pray during Easter Sunday Mass at Duomo di Napoli Cathedral, in Naples, Italy, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Ciro De Luca
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Pope Francis celebrates Easter Sunday Mass behind closed doors at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, April 12, 2020. Andreas Solaro/Pool via REUTERS

Pope Francis celebrates Easter Sunday Mass behind closed doors at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, April 12, 2020. Andreas Solaro/Pool via REUTERS

Pope Francis celebrates Easter Sunday Mass behind closed doors at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, April 12, 2020. Andreas Solaro/Pool via REUTERS
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People take a statue depicting Jesus Christ to be used by priest Don Amedeo Basile in the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession that he will lead during Good Friday celebrations on the rooftop of the Maria S.S. Addolorata church in the southern city of Taranto, Italy, April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

People take a statue depicting Jesus Christ to be used by priest Don Amedeo Basile in the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession that he will lead during Good Friday celebrations on the rooftop of the Maria S.S. Addolorata church in the southern...more

People take a statue depicting Jesus Christ to be used by priest Don Amedeo Basile in the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession that he will lead during Good Friday celebrations on the rooftop of the Maria S.S. Addolorata church in the southern city of Taranto, Italy, April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
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A woman talks with her sons on a video call during an Easter lunch in Rome, Italy April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

A woman talks with her sons on a video call during an Easter lunch in Rome, Italy April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria

A woman talks with her sons on a video call during an Easter lunch in Rome, Italy April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Alberto Lingria
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A person prays at the closed doors to Westminster Cathedral on Easter Sunday, London, Britain, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A person prays at the closed doors to Westminster Cathedral on Easter Sunday, London, Britain, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville

A person prays at the closed doors to Westminster Cathedral on Easter Sunday, London, Britain, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Toby Melville
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Pastor Terry Hedrick, from the Gunnison Valley Church of the Nazarene, raises his hands in prayer as parishioners sit in their cars during a drive-in Easter service via a radio transmission organized by the Delta Ministries at the Tru Vu Drive In theater, in Delta, Colorado, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton

Pastor Terry Hedrick, from the Gunnison Valley Church of the Nazarene, raises his hands in prayer as parishioners sit in their cars during a drive-in Easter service via a radio transmission organized by the Delta Ministries at the Tru Vu Drive In...more

Pastor Terry Hedrick, from the Gunnison Valley Church of the Nazarene, raises his hands in prayer as parishioners sit in their cars during a drive-in Easter service via a radio transmission organized by the Delta Ministries at the Tru Vu Drive In theater, in Delta, Colorado, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton
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A man hangs balloons on a tree to celebrate Easter in the town of Jezzine, southern Lebanon April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

A man hangs balloons on a tree to celebrate Easter in the town of Jezzine, southern Lebanon April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

A man hangs balloons on a tree to celebrate Easter in the town of Jezzine, southern Lebanon April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho
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Cardinal Sergio da Rocha celebrates the Good Friday at Brasilia Cathedral, live streamed via web, in an Easter celebration without devotees in Brasilia, Brazil April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Cardinal Sergio da Rocha celebrates the Good Friday at Brasilia Cathedral, live streamed via web, in an Easter celebration without devotees in Brasilia, Brazil April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

Cardinal Sergio da Rocha celebrates the Good Friday at Brasilia Cathedral, live streamed via web, in an Easter celebration without devotees in Brasilia, Brazil April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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Reverend Shahid Mehraj Dean leads an online Easter prayer in front of empty seats at the Cathedral Church of the Resurrection, in Lahore, Pakistan April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

Reverend Shahid Mehraj Dean leads an online Easter prayer in front of empty seats at the Cathedral Church of the Resurrection, in Lahore, Pakistan April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza

Reverend Shahid Mehraj Dean leads an online Easter prayer in front of empty seats at the Cathedral Church of the Resurrection, in Lahore, Pakistan April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Mohsin Raza
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Believers of the Slavic ethnic minority community of Sorbs sing and pray around the church as the services inside are not allowed, in Ralbitz, Germany, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel

Believers of the Slavic ethnic minority community of Sorbs sing and pray around the church as the services inside are not allowed, in Ralbitz, Germany, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel

Believers of the Slavic ethnic minority community of Sorbs sing and pray around the church as the services inside are not allowed, in Ralbitz, Germany, April 12, 2020. REUTERS/Matthias Rietschel
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A priest holds a cross in a horse-drawn cart during Good Friday celebrations in the mountains in Zakopane, Poland April 10, 2020. Marek Podmokly/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

A priest holds a cross in a horse-drawn cart during Good Friday celebrations in the mountains in Zakopane, Poland April 10, 2020. Marek Podmokly/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS

A priest holds a cross in a horse-drawn cart during Good Friday celebrations in the mountains in Zakopane, Poland April 10, 2020. Marek Podmokly/Agencja Gazeta via REUTERS
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A man outside a church listens as Cardinal Sergio da Rocha celebrates the Good Friday at Brasilia Cathedral in an Easter celebration without devotees in Brasilia, Brazil April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A man outside a church listens as Cardinal Sergio da Rocha celebrates the Good Friday at Brasilia Cathedral in an Easter celebration without devotees in Brasilia, Brazil April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

A man outside a church listens as Cardinal Sergio da Rocha celebrates the Good Friday at Brasilia Cathedral in an Easter celebration without devotees in Brasilia, Brazil April 10, 2020. REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino
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A Catholic priest kisses the feet of a homeless man during a traditional Holy Thursday ceremony at a university that temporarily shelters the homeless in Manila, Philippines, April 9. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A Catholic priest kisses the feet of a homeless man during a traditional Holy Thursday ceremony at a university that temporarily shelters the homeless in Manila, Philippines, April 9. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez

A Catholic priest kisses the feet of a homeless man during a traditional Holy Thursday ceremony at a university that temporarily shelters the homeless in Manila, Philippines, April 9. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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Drawings done by children of members of the congregation replace people and decorate the pews during a Holy Thursday Mass held by Father Fabio Vassallo in a nearly empty church in Catania, Italy, April 9. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

Drawings done by children of members of the congregation replace people and decorate the pews during a Holy Thursday Mass held by Father Fabio Vassallo in a nearly empty church in Catania, Italy, April 9. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello

Drawings done by children of members of the congregation replace people and decorate the pews during a Holy Thursday Mass held by Father Fabio Vassallo in a nearly empty church in Catania, Italy, April 9. REUTERS/Antonio Parrinello
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Residents wearing protective face masks pray as pick-up trucks carrying religious statues pass by during a procession on Good Friday in Tegucigalpa, Honduras April 10. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Residents wearing protective face masks pray as pick-up trucks carrying religious statues pass by during a procession on Good Friday in Tegucigalpa, Honduras April 10. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

Residents wearing protective face masks pray as pick-up trucks carrying religious statues pass by during a procession on Good Friday in Tegucigalpa, Honduras April 10. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera
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People watch as Priest Don Amedeo Basile leads a Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good Friday celebrations on the rooftop of the Maria S.S. Addolorata church in the southern city of Taranto, Italy, April 10. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

People watch as Priest Don Amedeo Basile leads a Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good Friday celebrations on the rooftop of the Maria S.S. Addolorata church in the southern city of Taranto, Italy, April 10. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo

People watch as Priest Don Amedeo Basile leads a Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good Friday celebrations on the rooftop of the Maria S.S. Addolorata church in the southern city of Taranto, Italy, April 10. REUTERS/Alessandro Garofalo
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Nuns attend the Last Supper Mass in a nearly empty cathedral in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso April 9. REUTERS/Anne Mimault

Nuns attend the Last Supper Mass in a nearly empty cathedral in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso April 9. REUTERS/Anne Mimault

Nuns attend the Last Supper Mass in a nearly empty cathedral in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso April 9. REUTERS/Anne Mimault
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The Colosseum is seen empty, as Pope Francis leads the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good Friday celebrations at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican with no public participation in Rome, Italy April 10. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

The Colosseum is seen empty, as Pope Francis leads the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good Friday celebrations at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican with no public participation in Rome, Italy April 10. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane

The Colosseum is seen empty, as Pope Francis leads the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good Friday celebrations at St. Peter's Square in the Vatican with no public participation in Rome, Italy April 10. REUTERS/Guglielmo Mangiapane
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