Vatican’s nearly 160-year-old daily L’Osservatore Romano has temporarily suspended publication amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The newspaper will be edited and can be viewed online on the publication’s website, said Andrea Monda, the paper’s editor-in-chief, in a statement on Wednesday.

It added that the spread of COVID-19 made it impossible to print and distribute the paper’s daily, weekly and monthly editions.

“We are therefore forced to temporarily suspend the letterpress printing from March 26,” the editor said, adding that the decision had to be taken, regardless of their will being otherwise.

The paper only stopped printing twice in its 159-year

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