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RESCRIPTUM EX AUDIENTIA SS.MI: Rescript of the Holy Father Francis extending the suspension of judicial activity in Vatican City State, 02.04.2020

The Holy Father Francis, in the audience granted to Archbishop Edgar Peña Parra, substitute for General Affairs of the Secretariat of State, on 31 March 2020, decided to extend the deadline and the legal effects of the previous Rescriptum ex audientia SS.mi of 18 March 2020, containing extraordinary and urgent measures to counter the epidemiological emergency from Covid-19 and contain the negative effects on the conduct of judicial activity. This deadline, initially set for 3 April 2020, is extended to 4 May 2020.

The Holy Father has ordered that this rescript be promulgated by publication in L’Osservatore Romano, coming into force immediately, and then published in the official commentary of the Acta Apostolicae Sedis.

From the Vatican, 1 April 2020

Pietro Cardinal Parolin

Secretary of State