The historic decennial performance of the Oberammergau Passion Play has been postponed for at least two years. The entire village’s elaborate preparations and the history of the play’s origins in 1633 as the bubonic plague swept Europe are highlighted in this article. Read it at the New York Times.
Deserted roads and shuttered businesses mark an Easter in Jerusalem overshadowed by coronavirus. Authorities have closed all cultural sites in the city in an effort to prevent the spread of deadly respiratory disease. Read the article by AFP at MSN.com
VIDEO: St. Peter’s Basilica-Celebration of Palm Sunday and of the Passion of the Lord-Recitation of the Angelus prayer