Nairobi, 20 March, 2021 / 5:35 pm (ACI Africa).
Amid restrictions placed on the number of congregants during public worship in Kenya, Catholic Bishops in the East African nation have encouraged the broadcast of the Holy Week’s liturgical celebrations on various media, including livestreaming.
In their Tuesday, March 16 statement, the members of the Kenya Conference of Catholic Bishops (KCCB) say the use of social media “greatly aided Pastors in offering support and closeness to their communities during the pandemic.”
“For the celebration of Holy Week, we propose that media coverage of the celebrations presided over by the Bishop be facilitated and favoured,” Catholic Bishops in Kenya say in their statement signed by KCCB Chairman, Archbishop Philip Anyolo.
Encouraging the faithful who are unable to be part of public worship to follow the liturgical celebrations through the media is “a sign of unity,” they say.
The permitted maximum number of congregants at religious gatherings has been reduced to one-third of the capacity of a place of worship in Kenya.