Cardinal Nichols celebrating Mass at CCEE Assembly - Photo by Episkopat.Pl

Cardinal Nichols on ‘Easter Duties’ and Forgiveness of Sins

Easter in 2020 will be ‘Different’

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As we approach our most important week of the year – Holy Week – the way we follow Christ – from his triumphant entrance into Jerusalem, to the foot of the Cross, to an empty tomb – will be completely different this year.

Our Catholic churches would have been packed on Easter Sunday but in 2020 we won’t be able to take communion and celebrate the resurrection of Our Lord and Saviour under the church roof. This year we will follow Holy Week at home.

In preparation, many would have availed themselves of the Sacrament of Reconciliation – Confession – to prepare for a fresh start at Easter.

But what does it mean for our spiritual well-being and salvation if we can’t fulfill our “Easter Duties”?

Cardinal Vincent Nichols, Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, addresses these issues in a video released March 31, 202.

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