Church bells to ring tonight across France
Church bells will ring tonight at 19:30 all over France, the federation of bishops in France has announced.
People are also invited to burn a candle at a window in their home while the bells ring for ten minutes to celebrate Annunciation day, today March 25.
The bishops said it is a way for Catholics to celebrate and continue to pray while gatherings are forbidden due to the Covid-19 epidemic.
It is also a way to show support and solidarity during the health crisis.
The bishops said: “This gesture will be a mark of communion of thought and prayer with the deceased, the sick and their loved ones, with all the caregivers and all those who make life in our country possible.”
Catholics and non-Catholics are invited to participate.
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