Archdiocese of Santa Fe closes its churches, schools following state’s coronavirus cases

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The sun sets on a sign in front of the Archdiocese of Santa Fe offices in Albuquerque, N.M., on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2018. Archbishop John Wester announced Thursday that the archdiocese will be filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection next week, as the Catholic church in New Mexico has settled numerous claims of sexual abuse […]

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The Archdiocese of Santa Fe announced on Thursday that it will be closing its churches and schools until further notice in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

The archdiocese says that it is particularly concerned about the safety and health of the elderly, children, and the chronically ill population. Archbishop John C. Wester says they will clarify Friday what that means for upcoming weddings, funerals, baptisms, and confirmations.

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