New Orleans Archbishop Tests Positive for Coronavirus, Issues Statement: “I Pray to Get Well Soon”

Archbishop Gregory Aymond, Facebook

Please pray for the Archbishop of New Orleans!

New Orleans Archbishop Gregory Aymond said he tested positive for the novel coronavirus in a recent statement. The archbishop said he “had very mild symptoms, which included fever only.” He took a test out of precaution.

Here’s the statement below:

Archbishop Gregory Aymond, Facebook

Abp. Aymond’s full statement reads,  “Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, I have been feeling fine. Recently, I had very mild symptoms, which included fever only.

“Out of an abundance of caution, I took the coronavirus test, which came back positive.

“I have notified those with whom I have been in close proximity. Needless to say, I have self-quarantined in order to be responsible and not affect others. I will use this quiet time for additional prayer and sacrifice for all those seriously affected by this virus. I pray to get well soon and continue ministry.

“In the meantime, I will be present through Facebook and the archdiocesan website with reflection on this crisis and God’s healing power.

“Our Lady of Prompt Succor, pray for us!”

Here’s Abp. Aymond’s Lenten message about the coronavirus:


Click here if you cannot see the video above. 

Catholic News Agency reported that more 60 priests in Italy have died from the virus. The first-known death in Washington, D.C. was Brother John-Sebastian Laird-Hammond, OFM.

Pray for an end to the spread of the coronavirus! Our Lady of Prompt Succor, pray for us!

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