Port Louis, 28 June, 2021 / 7:35 pm (ACI Africa).
Days after the Government of Mauritius lifted restrictions put in place to curb the spread of COVID-19, the leadership of the Catholic Diocese of Port Louis has announced the resumption of public worship with a limited number of faithful.
The directives that include a raft of measures aimed at containing the possible spread of the coronavirus range from hygiene, the time between Eucharistic celebrations and the handling of offerings, among others.
In the Monday, June 28 statement, Maurice Cardinal Piat of Port Louis Diocese directs that members of the Clergy “follow the instructions in order to respect the maximum number of 50 people in the Church.”
“Parishioners are invited to register with the parish office to attend one of the Sunday Masses. In order to allocate places, the 'first come first serve' principle should be applied. If there is no place available, the secretary will suggest another Mass,” Cardinal Piat directs.
He adds that the secretary “shall keep a list of those who have come to each Mass, and pass it on to the reception service and keep it, in case of tracing contact.”