Places of worship must NOT be shut under any new Covid regulations says top Cardinal in UK

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Places of worship must NOT be shut under any new Covid regulations says top Cardinal in UK

The leader of Catholics in England and Wales has urged the Government not to close churches amid record Covid-19 infection rates.

The Archbishop of Westminster Cardinal Vincent Nichols said it was clear that large spaces such as churches were 'not places where we spread the virus'.

'I would sincerely appeal that they do not again consider closing churches and places of worship,' the archbishop told the BBC prior to Midnight Mass at Westminster Cathedral.

Since June, 15, 2020, places of worship in England have been able to host individual prayer and funerals. Public worship was allowed to resume in England on July, 4, 2020.

'I think this country has shown that people can make good judgements themselves,' the archbishop added.

 

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