Places of worship will open their doors as of June 22,

Les lieux de cultes pourront ouvrir leurs portes à compter du 22 juin

Places of worship will be able to reopen their doors as of June 22, in Quebec, but they will not be able to accommodate more than 50 believers at the time.

“And there has been work that has been done with inter-faith groups, that is to say, all the religious communities that have different practices, so just getting to the good news for it,” said the national director of public health, Dr. Horacio Arruda, Wednesday.

Protocols will be put in place to allow believers comply with the guidelines of the public health.

“The catholic communities, muslim, jewish, have now protocols to be able to do it,” says Dr. Arruda.

On Monday, Quebec announced that it would be possible to organise rallies interiors of 50 people and less in public places where a distance of 1.5 metres must be respected by the participants.

In a text published on the internet site of the Québec catholic Church, the archbishop of Quebec, cardinal Gerald Cyprien Lacroix, is pleased to this new.

“We had hoped this announcement for several weeks. If you knew the number of messages I have received from believers and believers who desire to meet again. They are likely to be willing to put hand to the dough for the reopening to occur by protecting the people most vulnerable to the COVID-19 “, he says.

The déconfinement of the catholic churches, however, will be gradual, he says.

“From the beginning, the energies will be mainly invested in order to be able to offer the sacraments : the eucharist, baptisms and marriages “, he explains.

The priority will also be given to the support of bereaved families by allowing them to live of the funeral and rites of the last farewell and other aspects of the church’s mission will be deployed gradually, ” said cardinal Gerald Cyprien Lacroix.

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