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Passover, Easter, Ramadan: Worship in a time of lockdown

For the faithful of the three main monotheistic religions, the spring of 2020 will be one to remember. In France, like in many other countries, strict lockdown policies mean synagogues, churches and mosques are off-limits. But as they celebrate Passover, Easter or Ramadan, religious leaders are often relying heavily on social media to maintain a spiritual link with their congregations. Our team reports.


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