Unic Press UK: The Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos has announced that Mass with the faithful in attendance is being suspended over the Lagos State Government restriction on social gathering, which comes into effect due to the outbreak of coronavirus SARS-Cov-2, which causes a deadly disease known as COVID-19.
In a statement Saturday, the Archbishop of the Catholic Archdiocese of Lagos, His Lordship Alfred Adewale Martins, said:
“…We have heard today that the number has been reviewed downwards to not more than twenty by government. This has made our arrangement to see how we could manage to still get Mass for as many as possible now literally impracticable. With deep regrets we are constrained to direct that Mass with the faithful in attendance is to be suspended for the next four weeks. Mass is not suspended as priests will continue to offer Mass for the people and the whole world, what has been suspended is Mass with the faithful in attendance. We urge the faithful to view this situation in the light of the fact that we are fighting a war, a war with an invisible deadly enemy with weapons that are very dangerous to human life.”
On a similar note, in a pastoral letter Wednesday, the Archdiocese of Southwark, UK, The Most Reverend John Wilson, informed the faithful that the Bishops of England and Wales have implemented changes on how to practice the Catholic faith under the current worrying situation. The Archbishop said: “A major change is the cessation of public celebrations of the Mass and the dispensation of the Obligation to attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days.”
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