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Died of coronavirus, US man receives last rites over smartphone
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Died of coronavirus, US man receives last rites over smartphone
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New York, March 23 (TIWN) A US man who died of new coronavirus was delivered last rites by the pastor over phone as his family was still in quarantine.

Cathie Pike told CNN that her husband, Bill Pike, "led a life of intellectual fascination of the world." Calling her departed husband "simply amazing," she said he had the most beautiful last rites thanks to modern communication.
"It was a like a tapestry or quilt of our affections for him," she said.
The delivery of last rites was made possible after a nurse at Norwalk Hospital agreed to assist. The nurse gathered the Rev. Peter Walsh of St. Mark's Episcopal Church in New Canaan on the phone and then connected to Pike's wife and three children to the call from quarantine.

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