As is known, the Public Authority has decided to suspend all public demonstrations and events, due to the health emergency linked to the Coronavirus, until Sunday 1st March.
As a consequence of this decision, the public celebration of Holy Masses was also effectively prohibited, while markets, shopping centers and sports centers remain open.
Unfortunately, the Fraternity of Saint Pius X is obliged to suspend all the celebrations with the participation of the faithful in the regions involved, not without stigmatizing the conduct of the Public Authority which prevents the Christian people from publicly raising their prayers to their Creator in such circumstances.
In this regard, we cannot fail to be surprised by the lack of adequate reaction on the part of the episcopate who raises his voice against the deforestation of the Amazon, but accepts, with prompt availability, the interdiction of the public cult to be made to God.
The priests of the Saint Pius X Fraternity will offer during these sad days the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass imploring the Divine Mercy to want to shorten the tribulation and bring the Christian people and their authorities back to the true purpose for which every man was created, Heavenly Bliss.
We invite the faithful people to join in spirit at the Holy Masses which will be celebrated and which will be regularly broadcast, both on Ash Wednesday and the First Sunday of Lent, on our YouTube channel: FSSPX Italia. [Emphasis mine.]
"So let us be confident, let us not be unprepared, let us not be outflanked, let us be wise, vigilant, fighting against those who are trying to tear the faith out of our souls and morality out of our hearts, so that we may remain Catholics, remain united to the Blessed Virgin Mary, remain united to the Roman Catholic Church, remain faithful children of the Church."- Archbp. Lefebvre 1980