Archbishop gives Palm Sunday blessing from helicopter

Archbishop gives Palm Sunday blessing from helicopter
Archbishop Ulloa of Panama prepares to deliver the Palm Sunday blessing from a Panamanian armed forces helicopter on 5 Apr 2020. YouTube, RUPTLY video

[Ed. – Hosanna!]

Panama’s Archbishop Jose Domingo Ulloa took to the skies to deliver the traditional Catholic Palm Sunday blessing from a helicopter after the coronavirus pandemic forced the closure of churches across the country.

The Church is abandoning centuries of tradition and refraining from public celebrations of the official start of Holy Week among Christian faithful.

Ulloa celebrated mass at Panama’s Howard Air Force base before overflying the city’s deserted streets and surrounding countryside. Along with the two priests accompanying him, the archbishop wore a white mask that covered his mouth and nose.

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