Hill East’s St. Cyprian’s Pastor Tests Positive for COV-19
by Larry Janezich
August 3, 2020
Monsignor Charles Pope of Holy Comforter St. Cyprian Catholic Church in Hill East tested positive for the virus and was hospitalized on July 27, according to an article by Rebecca Tan published last night in the Washington Post.
Pope had urged parishioners and others not to “cower in fear” of the virus and had held services in the church and distributed communion. D.C. Health officials advised some 250 staff and others to quarantine for two weeks.
Here’s a link to the WaPo article. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/catholic-priest-dc-coronavirus/2020/08/02/006e06c6-d4c7-11ea-9c3b-dfc394c03988_story.html?hpid=hp_local1-8-12_virusdmv-335pm%3Ahomepage%2Fstory-ans