Holy Week events include Thursday’s traditional washing of the feet, Friday’s “Way of the Cross” at the Colosseum, and Easter Sunday masses on April 12.
The cancellations also affect Palm Sunday events on April 5.
Pope Francis has extended his live-streamed Wednesday audiences and Sunday Angelus until April 12.
Closures in the Vatican: Earlier this week, the Vatican also closed Saint Peter Square and Saint Peter Basilica to tourists, and announced that museums would be closed until early April.
The Vatican has one confirmed case of the coronavirus.
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