Basilica of Santa Sabina will stay closed for health prevention of COVID19 from the 3rd of April, 2020
Dominican friars thank you for your understanding for all people full of faith who come to pray in the Basilica of Santa Sabina and also to whom visit it for its great historical value.
At the health level, we are living a moment of co-responsibility and for this reason we do not want to expose people to a virus whose nature and spread are still unknown.
According to the Decree of Cardinal Vicar Angelo De Donatis of March 12, 2020, it has been established:
- “Until Friday, April 3, 2020, all the faithful are prohibited from accessing the parish and non-parish churches of the diocese of Rome, open to the public (cf. cc. 1214 ss. C.I.C.), and more generally to buildings of worship of any kind open to the public. Only the oratories of the permanently constituted communities (religious, monastic, etc.: cf. c. 1223 and ss. C.I.C.) remain accessible, limited to the same communities that habitually use them because they reside and cohabit in them, with access prohibition to the faithful who are not permanent members of these communities. ”
“Consequently, the faithful are exempt from the obligation to fulfill the precept of the feasts (cf. cc. 1246-1248 C.I.C.).”
“It will be up to the priests in charge of the exercise of worship in the different places (parish priests, rectors, chaplains, etc.) to take measures to follow up on this provision, first of all closing the rooms of worship and using any other initiative appropriate to this effect. ”
“Remember that this provision is for the common good. We welcome the words of Jesus who tells us “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.” (Mt. 18.20). In this time, even more, our houses are house churches. ”
“I bless you, entrusting once more to the maternal intercession of Our Lady of Divine Love.” (Cardinal Vicar Angelo De Donatis)