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The Church After Coronavirus

Fr. Davide Carbonaro, pastor of the Rome's Santa Maria in Campitelli parish, celebrates Mass May 18 the first day Masses with a congregation were allowed after the COVID-19 lockdown. (CNS/Stefano Dal Pozzolo)

The coronavirus pandemic is fundamentally changing how we do and be church. What could these changes mean for us in the long-term? How will they affect us in the years to come, well after the initial threat of the pandemic has passed? NCR surveyed two dozen theologians, social directors, non-profit leaders and pastors, asking them each to consider these questions. 

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