Churches reopen in Germany
As a church planting organisation, we celebrate that some German churches have finally reopened on Sunday after being shut for more than a month because of Covid-19.
"Some German churches have reopened on Sunday after being shut for more than a month because of Covid-19.
"Worshippers will have to maintain social distancing and wear masks, according to the German broadcaster Deutsche Welle.
"Singing will be forbidden amid concerns that it causes the virus to spread more easily, and physical contact – like the handshakes that take place in Catholic services – will be prohibited.
"Cologne Cathedral, one of the world’s largest churches, has held a service for people connected with the church.
"The ceremony is limited to 122 people, a restriction which will also apply to public services that begin on Wednesday.
"Cologne Cathedral usually has 20,000 visitors coming through its doors each day.
"Synagogues will also start to reopen slowly, as will mosques, which will hold their first public prayers since lockdown on 9 May.
"Angela Merkel announced last week that religious buildings, museums and playgrounds would be allowed to open.
"This followed the reopening of small shops throughout the country."
The above is an excerpt from the Independent online posted two days ago. If you would like to read the entire article, follow this link.
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