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Bishop Tobin calls on churches to ring bells to signal hope

Providence Journal - 3/25/2020

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Bishop Thomas Tobin is asking all Catholic churches in Rhode Island to ring their bells for five minutes at 9 a.m. Sunday, each week until the coronavirus crisis is over.

"This symbolic gesture will speak to our whole community of the presence of God, will help unite the Diocese spiritually, and will signal hope for our people, reminding them that their churches are still there, eager to welcome them home in the very near future," Tobin said, according to a news release.

Last week, the diocese indefinitely suspended all public Masses due to the pandemic.

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