DOP CIRCULAR NO. 2020-026
11 March 2020
TO: ALL PARISH PRIESTS, PARISH ADMINISTRATORS, RECTORS, CHAPLAINS, GUEST PRIESTS, AND RELIGIOUS PRIESTS IN THE DIOCESE OF PARAÑAQUE
RE: CBCP: PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY ON COVID-19
Reverend Monsignori and Fathers:
Peace in the Lord.
We are respectfully sending to your office the latest communication from the Catholic Bishops Conference of the Philippines (CBCP) in connection with the Department of Health’s (DOH) declaration of a state of public emergency in the country due to the spread of COVID-19. Attached also is the General Absolution in a Communal Rite of Reconciliation recommended by the CBCP.
We continue to urge and remind everyone, priests and lay faithful alike, to be vigilant of the news/ updates about the COVID-19 and observe the recommended guidelines from our medical experts and officials to prevent the acquisition and spread of the disease. Furthermore, we encourage everyone to intensify our prayers for Divine protection and intervention.
Kindly disseminate these important recommendations from CBCP. May God’s mercy and compassion be upon us and deliver us from any harm.
(Sgd.) REV. FR. CARMELO O. ESTORES