The Irish Times view on churches in the pandemic: taking a toll on the faithful
The crisis is hitting the churches hard, but it would be difficult to justify an exemption from restrictions for places of worship…
Ireland’s four Catholic Archbishops made an unrealistic request in asking Taoiseach Micheál Martin to allow them special arrangements where Covid-19 restrictions are concerned by allowing public celebrations of the Mass. This, at a time when all other churches and faith communities are also being advised against any public worship under Level 3 restrictions.
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