Coronavirus Cases Force Reopened Catholic Church In Texas To Backtrack
A Roman Catholic church in Texas has indefinitely suspended public Masses after the death of one elderly priest and the COVID-19 diagnoses of five others.
Rev. Donnell Kirchner, a 79-year-old priest from Houston’s Holy Ghost Church, died on May 13 after being diagnosed with pneumonia, the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston confirmed in a statement Monday. The archdiocese said it was unclear whether Kirchner was tested for COVID-19. Holy Ghost Church’s website says there is a possibility that the priest contracted the virus before he died.
Five members of Kirchner’s religious order, the Redemptorists, tested positive for the illness over the weekend, the archdiocese said.
Two of the priests who tested positive have been helping to lead public Masses at Holy Ghost Church since the parish reopened on May …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]