Every year, up to 18 million devotees have taken part in the annual procession and the other festivities.
Bishops of Scotland have said they are concerned the bill could feed “cancel culture.”
Cardinal Bassetti is the fourth cardinal to test positive for the coronavirus this year.
“As they were stoning Stephen, he called out, ‘Lord Jesus, receive my spirit.’ Then he fell to his knees and cried out in a loud voice, ‘Lord, do not hold this sin against them.’ And when he said this, he fell asleep.” (Acts 7:59-60)
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's remarks came one week after the Vatican and China renewed their provisional agreement on the ordination of bishops.