By Cathy Elelman • 25 March 2020 • 21:22
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THE parish priest in a town in Spain’s Caceres took the vertigo-inducing step this morning of taking to the church roof to conduct an online mass.
With white robes billowing in the breeze, and equipped with camera and microphone to broadcast live, Father Juan Manuel Garcia stood aloft and blessed his town of Arroyo de la Luz, which has been severely hit by the coronavirus crisis.
Dozens of local residents have tested positive for Covid-19 and there have been nine deaths.
The priest said it had been easy to get up on the roof and he hadn’t been at all frightened.
Father Juan is offering daily live online masses for the faithful.
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Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
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