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Vatican, Italy resume public church services as lockdown eases

Reuters Monday, 18 May 2020
Pope Francis inaugurated the full reopening of St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican on Monday and Catholic churches across Italy held public Masses for the first time in two months, in the latest easing of coronavirus restrictions.
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