Yucatán archbishop tests positive for coronavirus, in quarantine

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Monsignor Gustavo Rodríguez Vega, Archbishop of Yucatán

Yucatán Archbishop Monsignor Gustavo Rodríguez Vega is in stable condition after testing positive for COVID-19, church officials said.

The news was confirmed by Auxiliary Bishop Pedro Mena Díaz at a mass for the feast of San Ildefonso.

“We are going to ask for the health of our Archbishop, don Gustavo Rodríguez, who yesterday (on Friday) tested positive for COVID-19, although he is stable and with very mild signs, he will be quarantined, following medical protocol.

The archbishop is in good spirits and his symptoms have ceased, said Mena Díaz.

He also asked prayers for another priest, Father Jesús Caballero, who has been hospitalized while battling coronavirus.

He also asked la Señora de Izamal to watch over the Archdiocese of Yucatán and the health of priests, especially for those who have become ill from COVID-19.

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