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Knoxville Bishop Hopes Restrictions on Masses at St Peter’s Basilica Will be Reversed

An empty St. Peter's Basilica

Vatican Media
An empty St. Peter’s Basilica.

A decree of the Secretariat of State prohibited private Masses at the side altars of St. Peter’s Basilica beginning March 22, instead inviting priests to take part in several concelebrated Masses held each day at the basilica.