The bishops of Illinois’ six Catholic dioceses late yesterday released a uniform plan developed in conjunction with state and local civic and public health officials for reopening churches across the state. Illinois Gov. JB Pritzker last week released a detailed “Restore Illinois” plan for reopening regions of the state as the COVID-19 pandemic runs it course.
Each bishop also released a personal letter to the faithful in his diocese, with some noting possible regional modifications to the overall plan.
Letter from Cardinal Cupich of Chicago
Letter from Bishop Braxton of Belleville
Letter from Bishop Pates, Apostolic Administrator of Joliet
Letter from Bishop Jenky, CSC, of Peoria
Letter from Bishop Malloy of Rockford
Letter from Bishop Paprocki of Springfield